U.S. News & World Report recognizes Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance among best hospitals in California; No. 1 in the South Bay

October 20, 2017
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U.S. News & World Report has recognized Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance among California’s best hospitals, noting high performance in a total of five specialties and for treatments and procedures for five conditions.

The hospital, rated No. 8 in Los Angeles County and No. 16 in California, was the only hospital in the South Bay ranked in the county’s Top 10.

It was rated as “high performing” for treatment and procedures for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, and GI surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure, and diabetes and endocrinology and for performance in specialties:  gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology,

“This exceptional performance in such a wide range of specialties and procedures reflect excellence across-the-board at Providence Little Company of Mary in Torrance,” said Mary Kingston, chief executive, Providence South Bay Communities. “Our physicians, nurses and clinicians have enhanced our culture of quality and compassionate care to ensure the best care for our patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2017-18, 53 of California’s estimated 420 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.