San Jose, CA - March 30, 2011 - Regional Medical Center of San Jose ranks 3rd in the greater San Jose area in US News & World Report’s first-ever Best Regional Hospitals 2010-11 ranking. The new rankings, available on the magazine’s website (www.usnews.com/hospitals), include selected hospitals in 52 metropolitan areas with over one million residents. The metro rankings are an offshoot from the magazine’s "Best Hospitals" list, first published more than 20 years ago. That list recognizes 152, or 3 percent, of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals.
The Best Regional Hospitals listing recognizes hospitals that score within the top 25 percent of all 4,852 eligible hospitals ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Regional was recognized in the rankings as rating high in 3 specialties: Diabetes, Endocrinology, Kidney Disorders and Urology. The new regional rankings are based on scores released last July.
The ratings listed 12 hospitals in the San Jose metropolitan area which includes the cities of Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale.
Regional, a Level II Trauma Center and Certified Stroke Center, is also among the top 5% of U.S. hospitals to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations’ "Get with the Guidelines" program Gold Plus Award for excellence in stroke care for the second year in a row.
Regional broke ground in March 2011 on a new 4-story hospital tower which is part of a $300-million expansion. The plan includes a new 2-story hospital wing with all private beds, expansion and renovation of the Emergency Room, and a new Women’s Breast Care Center with digital mammography. When complete, the project will largely serve as Regional’s replacement hospital.