U.S. News & World Report Gives High Ranking to LLUH Hospitals

Loma Linda University Medical Center has been recognized as the 2022-2023 No. 1 hospital in the Riverside and San Bernardino metro area and No. 12 in California by U.S. News & World Report. The Medical Center earned “High Performing” marks in 22 types of care, including a national ranking in pulmonology and lung surgery.

Trevor Wright, CEO of Loma Linda University Health Hospitals, said this was a remarkable achievement made possible by every member of the healthcare team and their extraordinary efforts to provide compassionate, quality care to each patient.

“These rankings offer evidence to our patients that Loma Linda University Medical Center is a place where they and their families will receive excellent healthcare when their need is the greatest,” Wright said. “Though we’ve faced persistent challenges during the past two years, each of our employees has substantially contributed to our significant achievements in quality. Their efforts were key to this national recognition.”

Six of the Medical Center’s adult specialties were recognized as High Performing, including cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, and urology.

Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta was named a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for five procedures and conditions. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.

LLUMC – Murrieta earned High Performing ratings for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, pneumonia, and stroke in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

Jonathan Jean-Marie, senior vice president/administrator for LLUMC – Murrieta, attributes the hospital’s success to the employees and their excellence.

“In the midst of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our hospital has endured one of its most challenging years,” Jean-Marie said. “To receive these High Performing marks is a testament to the level of dedication and commitment to quality that each and every member of our employees has. And for that I am grateful and proud.”

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital was recognized as a 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for cardiology and heart surgery, neonatology, and nephrology.

“We are so proud of our hospital’s continued innovative and dedicated strides in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, neonatology, and nephrology,” said Peter Baker, senior vice president and administrator of Children’s Hospital. “This recognition belongs to our incredible pediatric healthcare teams, and we celebrate their unwavering commitment to quality healthcare of children in our community and beyond.”

For more information on services available at Loma Linda University Health, please visit lluh.org.
By Sheann Brandon Edelbach, Briana Pastorino, 
and Molly Smith