July 26, 2022
LA County’s Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center Receives Best Hospitals National Ranking
U.S. News & World Report Names Rancho Los Amigos Among Best for 2022-2023 in Rehabilitation across the nation; Rancho Los Amigos Delivers Outstanding Care to LA County’s Most Vulnerable Including the Uninsured and Underinsured
July 26, 2022 – Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, part of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, has been recognized as a 2022-2023 Best Hospital for Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
“Being recognized as one of the best rehabilitation centers in the nation, reflects the amazing work of our staff and their dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay,” said Dr. Aries Limbaga, CEO of Rancho Los Amigos.
Rancho Los Amigos specializes in brain, neurology, orthopedic, pediatric, spine injury, and stroke rehabilitation.
“Rancho is a key part of our network of public hospitals and clinics in LA County and this national recognition spotlights its commitment to deliver innovative and compassionate services to anyone who comes through our doors” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of LA County’s Department of Health Services. “The fact that Rancho continued to deliver extraordinary care for patients with life-changing injuries amidst a pandemic and stepped up when LA County was overwhelmed should not be overlooked.”
Although primarily known for acute rehabilitation, Rancho converted units to care for Covid-19 patients during the height of the pandemic. This was particularly vital during Covid surges, when other LA County hospitals were at capacity.
“Rancho came to national recognition during the 1950s, when the polio pandemic struck,” Dr. Limbaga said. “To see all of our clinicians, many who specialize in rehabilitation medicine, quickly transition to Covid-19 care was incredible. I think it really speaks to Rancho’s intrinsic commitment to LA County: we serve everyone.”
For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the specialty area of rehabilitation, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center was ranked #19 nationally among more than 1000 rehabilitation hospitals.
“The hospitals named to the U.S. News Honor Roll excel across numerous specialties and service lines,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures, such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience, and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations, and medical specialists.
For more information, visit Best Hospitals
Background on Rancho Los Amigos and LA County Department of Health Services:
Rancho Los Amigos is a premier facility, providing care to approximately 4,000 inpatients and 71,000 outpatients annually, making it one of the largest rehabilitation centers in the nation. As the only rehabilitation hospital in Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services, Rancho plays a unique and vital role in patient recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The hospital specializes in brain, neurology, orthopedic, pediatric, spine injury, and stroke rehabilitation.
LA County Department of Health Services is at the forefront of delivering compassionate whole-person care to those who need it most. Through an integrated system of over 25 health centers and four hospitals – and through partnerships with community-based clinics – DHS annually cares for over 800,000 patients, employs over 25,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $8.2 billion. DHS delivers exceptional primary, preventative, specialized, and urgent healthcare services to the most vulnerable. DHS treats medically complex patients, tends to the needs of hard-to-reach populations – and ultimately delivers high-quality care, respectful and culturally appropriate treatment that every individual deserves.
LA County Department of Health Services also provides healthcare to youth in the juvenile system, inmates in the County jails, and foster care children. Our community programs include Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-Entry, each playing a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness and those released from correctional and institutional settings to supportive housing.