OCEANSIDE – Tri-City Medical Center has been named one of “100 Great Hospitals in America” by the editors of Becker’s Hospital Review. Selected from over 5,700 hospitals, Tri-City Medical Center was recognized as an innovator in medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery as well as an anchor of health in the country.
Three San Diego County medical centers made the prestigious list, which included nine California hospitals, such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Nationally, it included world-renowned hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Cleveland Clinic. Tri-City is the only one based in North County.
“Tri-City Medical Center continually promotes the value of innovation in healthcare services,” the publication stated. “For instance, this past summer, a Tri-City orthopedic surgeon performed the first vitamin E total knee replacement in San Diego County. Tri-City is also adapting to new delivery models. The hospital’s Accountable Care Organization, North Coast Medical ACO, was the only one in San Diego chosen to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings ACO program in the summer of 2012.”
“We’re very proud to be providing our community with the most advanced healthcare procedures and wellness programs,” said Tri-City Medical Center CEO Larry Anderson. “Considering how many hospitals there are across the country, to be named to this list is quite special because it includes many of the most prestigious healthcare institutions in the world. Our physicians, nurses and staff work tirelessly, and I am so pleased that their efforts have been recognized with this distinction.”
Tri-City Medical Center is also one of the 10 finalists for “Hospital of the Year,” which is affiliated with the Hospital of Choice awards program developed by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers to recognize America’s most customer-friendly hospitals.