US News and World Report’s US Best Hospitals

Message from the CNO

Dear colleagues,   
I am honored to share some significant news that reflects Stanford Health Care’s spirit of resilience, commitment to patient safety, and dedication to quality outcomes. SHC has been recognized for the sixth time in the U.S. News & World Report’s Elite Honor Roll as one of the country’s best hospitals. 
The U.S. News & World Report draws on a set of measures and methodologies to evaluate the hospital’s performance in terms of outcomes and quality of patient care across 26 specialties, procedures, and conditions. Only 2.9 percent of hospitals are ranked in at least one specialty. In this report, over 4,500 nationwide hospitals were compared and SHC was listed as: No. 13 NationallyNo. 4 in CaliforniaNo. 1 in the San Jose Metropolitan Area

Additionally, SHC was recognized for our ranking, which improved in nine of the 16 specialties, including:  Cardiology and Heart SurgeryDiabetes and EndocrinologyGastroenterology and Gastrointestinal surgeryGeriatrics NephrologyOncologyOphthalmologyPulmonology and Lung SurgeryUrology
David Entwistle‘s recent message reminded us that the U.S. News & World Report recognition follows a long list of accolades we’ve earned this past year for safety and excellence, including: Being named a top 15 major teaching hospital by Fortune and IBM Watson Health Earning an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group for hospital safety Receiving five stars (the highest score) on Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ health care quality site Achieving top 10% ranking among academic medical centers by Vizient Inc   In receiving all these extraordinary honors, I would like to thank each one of you for your outstanding dedication, tremendous contributions, and remarkable courage as you continue to draw on your professional talents while providing exceptional patient care.
With respect and admiration,
Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services

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