U.S. News & World Report Ranks Kaiser Permanente Fontana & Ontario Medical Centers #2 in the Inland Empire “Metro Area” and #1 in San Bernardino County
FONTANA, CA, – The Kaiser Permanente Fontana & Ontario Medical Centers have been ranked #1 in San Bernardino County and #2 in the Inland Empire in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. The Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers are recognized as high-performing in three areas of clinical expertise: Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery and Hip Replacement.
Only three hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s “Inland Empire Metro Area” – which includes both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties – are ranked as a Regional Top Hospital. Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage (Riverside County) is ranked #1, while the Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers share the #2 spot with Loma Linda University Medical Center for the Metro Area, but are #1 in San Bernardino County.
“This exceptional ranking by U.S. News & World Report recognizes the talents and hard work of our physicians and staff, as well as our focus on prevention and commitment to providing the highest quality care to the more than 560,000 members Kaiser Permanente serves in San Bernardino County,” said Dr. Timothy Jenkins, Area Medical Director and Chief of Staff.
Added Greg Christian, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan, San Bernardino County Area, “We are very proud to be among the best of the best in the Inland Empire. As always, it is the total health of our members and patients that inspires us to be a world class medical center.”
Five hospitals – including the Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers – were ranked among the state’s top 50 for overall care, out of nearly 500 hospitals in the state. The other top 50 hospitals in Southern California include Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Anaheim, Downey, South Bay and the Los Angeles Medical Center in Hollywood.
The 28th annual U.S. News & World Report rankings and ratings, a well-known annual assessment of hospital care superiority, are based on evaluation of the more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. This study is intended to help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 complex specialties, procedures and common conditions.
In its hospital analysis, U.S. News & World Report uses publicly available data such as mortality rates, volume, infection rates, staffing levels, and patient satisfaction rates, among others. For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.
Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County Service Area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for more than 70 years and serves more than 560,000 members. The San Bernardino County Service Area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Colton, Claremont, Montclair, Chino, San Bernardino, Victorville, Redlands and Upland.