Photo of the medical center with a US News and World Report badge reading "Inland Empire recognized in 19 types of care."

Loma Linda University Medical Center has been named among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals in the Riverside-San Bernardino Metro Area for 2023-2024.

The Medical Center was also nationally ranked in Pulmonology & Lung surgery and was recognized as “high performing” in four adult specialties: Gastroenterology & G.I. Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Urology

Trevor G. Wright, FACHE, CEO of Loma Linda University Health Hospitals, said this achievement is only possible because of the staff’s unmatched dedication to providing compassionate, quality care for patients. 

“These rankings acknowledge Loma Linda University Medical Center as the exclusive academic medical center in the region where science, compassion, and clinical expertise intersect to achieve outstanding patient outcomes,” Wright said. “The accolades and honors we receive, such as this one, serve as a clear testament to our community that they do not need to leave the Inland Empire to receive world-class care.”

Released today, the annual rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or common elective procedures. 

The “high performing” rating recognizes care as significantly better than the national average, measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

Fourteen common procedures and conditions treated were also ranked as “high performing.” They are: aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip fracture, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 

For the 2023-24 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide in 36 specialties, procedures, and conditions.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

View the full ranking report for Loma Linda University Medical Center online.