Desert Regional Medical Center Named one of Top U.S. Regional Hospitals

Jul 30, 2019

JFK Memorial Hospital Earns High Performing Rating for Hip and Knee Replacement

Palm Springs, Calif. – July 30, 2019 – Desert Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a top U.S. Regional Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

In addition to being named one of the top Regional Hospitals in the U.S., Desert Regional Medical Center earned “High Performing” ratings for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement and Heart Failure, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for these types of care.

Additionally, JFK Memorial Hospital also earned “High Performing” ratings for Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average.

“The hospitals of the Desert Care Network are committed to delivering exceptional care to our desert communities. Receiving national recognition for providing high quality care to our patients is a tribute to our dedicated doctors, nurses and staff, “said Desert Care Network Chief Executive Officer, Michele Finney.

The 2019-2020 rankings compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. According to U.S. News, their Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

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