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
#37

Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas

Encinitas, CA

Ranked #5 in San Diego metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties
#37

Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

Ranked #5 in San Francisco-Oakland metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties
#37

St. John's Health Center

Santa Monica, CA

Ranked #23 in Los Angeles metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties
#37

St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

Ranked #23 in Los Angeles metro area

2 High-Performing Specialties

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#45

Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Inglewood, CA

Ranked #26 in Los Angeles metro area

1 High-Performing Specialty
#45

Desert Valley Hospital

Victorville, CA

Ranked #3 in Riverside-San Bernardino (Inland Empire) metro area

1 High-Performing Specialty
#45

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

Ranked #26 in Los Angeles metro area

1 High-Performing Specialty
#45

Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center

Riverside, CA

Ranked #3 in Riverside-San Bernardino (Inland Empire) metro area

1 High-Performing Specialty
#45

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

Ranked #2 in Sacramento metro area

Recognized in Northern Sierras

1 High-Performing Specialty
#45

Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Torrance, CA

Ranked #26 in Los Angeles metro area

1 High-Performing Specialty

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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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