U.S. News & World Report Ranks John Muir Health as One of Bay Area’s Best

Out of 44 Bay Area hospitals surveyed, Walnut Creek and Concord hospitals named second and fourth best

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. News and World Report has published its metropolitan area hospital rankings this week, naming John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, #2 and John Muir Medical Center, Concord, #4 out of all 44 hospitals in the San Francisco metropolitan area, which includes Oakland and Fremont. U.S. News ranked hospitals within all 52 U.S. metro areas with populations of one million or more to identify high-performing hospitals.

“Recognition as one of the top-ranked hospitals in the Bay Area is a tribute to the tremendous talent, skills and a long standing commitment to excellence on behalf of our physicians, staff and volunteers,” said Jane Willemsen, president and chief administrative officer of John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. “We proudly celebrate this distinction, which coincides with the completion of major expansion and renovation projects in Walnut Creek and Concord.”

“We are making a substantial investment in our medical center and the community as part of our continuing commitment to provide the best possible care and experience for patients and their families,” said Mike Thomas, president and chief administrative officer of John Muir Medical Center, Concord. “As the health care needs of our growing and diverse community evolve, we will continue providing highly advanced medical services and a superior patient experience for patients in their own community.”

Between the two medical centers in Walnut Creek and Concord, John Muir Health has 733 licensed beds. In 2010, more than 26,500 patients were discharged from the hospitals. John Muir Health programs and services include neurosciences, orthopedics, cancer care, cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, and pediatrics. Other areas of specialty include expanded surgical services including general, robotic and weight-loss surgery, rehabilitation and critical care. John Muir Health also serves as the designated trauma center for Contra Costa County.

John Muir Health has consistently ranked high in national surveys, including the U.S. News’ “America's Best Hospitals” list. For four consecutive years, it has been included in Top 50 for orthopedics and gastroenterology. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, has also honored John Muir Health with Magnet® recognition status, which is the highest level of recognition that the ANCC can accord to a health care organization for excellence in nursing care.

The ranking information can be viewed online at www.usnews.com.

To learn more about John Muir Health’s award-winning programs and services, visit: www.johnmuirhealth.com.

About John Muir Health

John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of 950 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,000 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including the county’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. The health system also offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient, lab and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, emergency and high-risk obstetrics care. For more information, visit www.johnmuirhealth.com.


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