Kaiser Permanente Northern California Hospitals Recognized for Providing High-Quality Care

South San Francisco, CA  July 29, 2021 Submitted by Matt Skryja, Kaiser Permanente

U.S. News & World Report’s annual study rates all Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals as “high performing” in multiple specialties, procedures and conditions


Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s hospitals are recognized for delivering high-quality care, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals ratings and rankings.


U.S. News & World Report’s 32nd annual study analyzes 15 specialties and 17 procedures and common adult conditions to assess hospital performance. According to the report:


  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals are “high performing” for one or more measures. High performers are based on the evaluations of more than 4,500 medical centers.
  • Seven Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals are ranked among the top hospitals in California: San Francisco, Santa Clara, Oakland/Richmond, San Leandro, Roseville, Sacramento, and South Sacramento are all rated among the state’s best hospitals.
  • Kaiser Permanente Vallejo hospital is among the top 30 hospitals in the nation for rehabilitation. Nationwide, only 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty out of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated.
  • Kaiser Permanente San Francisco and Antioch hospitals are rated “high performing” in the pulmonology and lung surgery specialty, indicating performance in the top 10% of the nation.


“Through the robust review of the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings assessment, Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals have been recognized among the best in the nation for outstanding clinical quality, safety, and exceptional care—during one of the more critical and challenging times in health care.” said Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, president of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region. “We are proud of our dedicated physicians, nurses, and care teams who remain committed to ensuring our patients receive the kind of quality care we expect for our own families.”


In its hospital analysis, U.S. News & World Report uses publicly available data such as volume, mortality rates, infection rates, staffing levels, and patient satisfaction rates, among others. For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.

“These ratings are a testament to the clinical excellence of our physicians, nurses, and staff, and to their unwavering commitment to consistently deliver world-class care and care experiences that are having a positive and often life-changing impact on the health and well-being of our members and patients,” said Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, chief executive officer and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group. “Through our integrated model and our technologically advanced care, we will continue to focus on delivering exceptional care to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.”


About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.

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