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Dignity-Northridge Hospital Named One of Top 50 in Nation

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC)  has announced that it is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for a seventh consecutive year (2018-2024), according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. 

This achievement puts Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures. 

Northridge is one of two hospitals in Los Angeles County to be a recipient of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ Award for seven years in a row (2018-2024).

“We’re honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for the high-quality care we provide the communities we serve,” says Paul Watkins, NHMC President and CEO. “This award reflects our vision of providing safe, compassionate medical care with excellent clinical outcomes for our patients. It also highlights the ongoing investments in training and technology to assure our communities receive the highest quality care right here, close to home.”  

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. 

This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 50 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America’s 50 Best, over 150,000 lives could potentially have been saved, based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

“We’re proud to recognize Northridge Hospital Medical Center as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2024,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, Northridge Hospital Medical Center consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.”

Visit for an in-depth look at Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Northridge today. Consumers can also visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality.


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