CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Aug. 9, 2023) — John Muir Health’s Concord and Walnut Creek Medical Centers earned the designation of Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its annual list of America’s Best Hospitals. To earn this distinction, each medical center had to earn at least one national ranking in the 15 specialties evaluated or at least seven ratings of “high performing” across 21 adult procedures and conditions evaluated by U.S. News & World Report.
The Walnut Creek Medical Center was ranked second and the Concord Medical Center third out of nearly 50 hospitals in the San Francisco Metro Area, which includes hospitals in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties. The two medical centers were also ranked among the top 20 (Walnut Creek #9 and Concord #18) in the state out of more than 400 hospitals.
“We are very proud and grateful for the continued focus on quality, safety, patient experience and excellence that our physicians, nurses, clinical and support staff, and volunteers demonstrate every day,” said Jane Willemsen, Chief Operating Officer at John Muir Health. “These recognitions reinforce to our patients and community that they can continue to rely on John Muir Health for the very best care in a range of specialties and conditions.”
Local Medical Centers
For the 17th consecutive year, the Walnut Creek Medical Center had at least one service nationally ranked — one of less than 4% of medical centers across the country that achieved a national ranking. The Walnut Creek Medical Center was nationally ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology (#37), Obstetrics & Gynecology (#24), and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (#47). The medical center also ranked as high performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Urology. In addition, Walnut Creek was rated as high performing in 15 adult procedures and conditions, including Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma, Lung Cancer Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia, and Stroke.
The Concord Medical Center was ranked as high performing in four specialties, including Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery. In addition, the Concord Medical Center was rated as high performing in 15 adult procedures and conditions, including Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Stroke, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
“These rankings are a direct reflection of the talent, skills, empathy and teamwork of our clinicians and staff,” said Dr. Russell Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer at John Muir Health. “This has been a challenging time in health care as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic but our teams are committed to continuing to meet the health care needs of our community.”