Modesto’s Memorial Medical Center ranks among the state’s best, magazine says

Modesto’s Memorial Medical Center ranks among the country’s best hospitals, a national publication said.

U.S. News and World Report recently released its “2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Overview”.

Memorial was ranked among the top 50 in the state in two specialties: heart failure and colon cancer surgery. The hospital also ranked among the top 50 in the country in the area of gynecology.

“At Memorial, we have been continuing our focus on quality, access, and the patient experience, as well as other key performance areas,” Daryn Kumar, the hospital’s chief executive officer, said in a news release. “We are excited to see our efforts make a difference. Receiving recognition like this validates those efforts.”

Memorial was one of four Sutter Health campuses to make the list.

U.S. News said the rankings are a starting point for people when choosing a hospital.

“U.S. News estimates that nearly 2 million hospital inpatients a year face the prospect of surgery or special care that poses either unusual technical challenges or significantly heightened risk of death or harm because of age, physical condition or existing conditions,” the magazine said on its website. “The rankings are a tool that can help such patients find sources of especially skilled inpatient care.”

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