Best Hospitals in California

California has about 430 hospitals, 17 of which are nationally ranked. Forty-one other hospitals met standards for strong performance within the state. U.S. News also ranks California hospitals in many metro areas, including Los Angeles and San Francisco-Oakland.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Best Hospitals by Metro Area

Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Riverside-San Bernardino (Inland Empire), Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland, San Jose

Best Hospitals by Region

Central Coast, Central Valley, Napa-Sonoma, Northern Coast, Northern Sierras

State Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing
#31

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center

Woodland Hills, CA

Ranked #18 in Los Angeles metro area

5 High-Performing Specialties
#32

St. Vincent Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Ranked #19 in Los Angeles metro area

4 High-Performing Specialties
#33

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Northridge, CA

Ranked #20 in Los Angeles metro area

3 High-Performing Specialties
#33

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

Ranked #20 in Los Angeles metro area

3 High-Performing Specialties

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#33

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Mission Hills, CA

Ranked #20 in Los Angeles metro area

3 High-Performing Specialties
#33

Washington Hospital

Fremont, CA

Ranked #4 in San Francisco-Oakland metro area

3 High-Performing Specialties
#37

California Pacific Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

Ranked #5 in San Francisco-Oakland metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties
#37

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center

Redwood City, CA

Ranked #5 in San Francisco-Oakland metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties
#37

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Pomona, CA

Ranked #23 in Los Angeles metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties
#37

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

San Jose, CA

Ranked #3 in San Jose metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties

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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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