Best Hospitals in San Diego, Calif.

Of all 31 hospitals in the San Diego, California metropolitan area, the 6 listed below are the top-ranking. This metro area includes Carlsbad, Escondido, and San Marcos.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Metro Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing
#1

UC San Diego Medical Center

San Diego, CA

Ranked #5 in California

10 Nationally Ranked Specialties
4 High-Performing Specialties
#2

Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics

La Jolla, CA

Ranked #6 in California

Includes data from: Scripps Green Hospital

6 Nationally Ranked Specialties
7 High-Performing Specialties
#3

Scripps Mercy Hospital

San Diego, CA

Ranked #16 in California

12 High-Performing Specialties
#4

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

Ranked #25 in California

8 High-Performing Specialties

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#5

Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas

Encinitas, CA

Ranked #37 in California

2 High-Performing Specialties
#6

Sharp Coronado Hospital

Coronado, CA

Ranked #45 in California

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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