US News have recently released the rankings for the best hospitals by state. These rankings are based on the evaluation of 9 procedures and conditions and 16 specialties. These rankings can not only help when deciding which hospital to use as a patient but can also help with choosing which hospital you might want to work in.
From LVN’s through RN’s and up to Nurse Anesthetists all these roles would be available in these high ranking hospitals in California. Which is also one of the highest paying states for these jobs.
Remember to check out our salary by state page and of course our main nurse salary in California page – in depth reports and tables highlighting the high nursing salaries in the state of California.
Best Hospitals in California
1. UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco
505 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143-0296
#6 on 2018–19 U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, CA is nationally ranked in 15 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. Neurology, neurosurgery and nephrology are among the highest rated and one of the criteria is the higher nurse /patient ratio. Extra nursing care per patient is allied with improved outcomes and improved patient experience.
2. UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-8358
#7 on 2018–19 U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA is nationally ranked in 14 adult specialties and 8 pediatric specialties. Ear, Nose and Throat along with Geriatrics are their highest scoring rankings. They also have high standards within the nursing field. UCLA is acknowledged as a Nurse Magnet hospital which indicates hospital meets high nursing standards.
3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1865
#8 on 2018–19 U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA is nationally ranked in 12 adult specialties. Cardiology and Heart Surgery is nationally ranked as #3 . It offers excellent patient programs including cardiac rehabilitation.
4. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital in Stanford Roll
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94304-2203
#9 on 2018–19 U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor
Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital in Stanford, CA is nationally ranked in 12 adult specialties. It is nationally ranked #2 for Ear, Nose and Throat and offers excellent genetic testing and counseling.
5. University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento
2315 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817-2282
UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA is nationally ranked in 11 adult specialties and 5 pediatric specialties. Its highest national rank is #14 for Gynecology and Nephrology at #16.
6. Scripps La Jolla Hospitals in La Jolla
9888 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037-1200
Scripps La Jolla Hospitals in La Jolla, CA is nationally ranked in 7 adult specialties. It is high performing in both knee and hip replacement surgery and pain care. Patients rated their overall stay as excellent.
7. Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033-5313
Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles, CA is nationally ranked in 9 adult specialties. It is high performing in colon and lung cancer surgery although was rated average for patients who needed readmitted within 30 days of having colon cancer surgery.
8. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach
One Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663-4120
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, CA is nationally ranked in 4 adult specialties. It is rated as high performing for cardiac by-pass surgery and treatment of patients with heart failure. It is excellent at preventing readmission following surgery.
9. UC San Diego Health-Jacobs Medical Center in San Diego
9300 Campus Point Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92103-9000
UC San Diego Health-Jacobs Medical Center in San Diego, CA is nationally ranked in 6 adult specialties. It is high performing for hip and knee replacement surgery with excellent prevention of prolonged hospitalization.
10. Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena
100 West California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105-3097
Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA is nationally ranked in 2 adult specialties. It has a high performance ranking for treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with excellent ratings for sending patients directly home following admission.
According to AHD.com (American Hospital Directory) California has 342 non-federal, short-term and acute care hospitals with a total of nearly 75,000 staffed beds. That does not include around 70 other specialty hospitals. That is a lot of patients needing care and treatment therefore opportunities for LVN’s, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and many other areas of nursing expertise.
Some other articles we have for California:
Universities in California Offering CRNA and DNP Programs
Best Psychiatric Facilities in California
Top 10 Nursing Schools in California
I do hope you can find the resources you are looking for – if not feel free to get in touch.