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White Memorial Medical Center has once again been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2017 by Healthgrades.

Awards & Recognition Healthgrades America's Best Hospitals(tm) is based solely on clinical quality outcomes, and it rewards excellence over a multi-year time period. This premier distinction provides a measure of confidence for consumers.The hospitals that are among America's 100 Best Hospitals(tm) are the top 2 percent in the nation for consistent clinical excellence and have consecutively received a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(tm) for at least the last three years.

"We are honored to receive America's 100 Best Hospitals distinction for the third consecutive time," said John Raffoul, president and CEO, White Memorial Medical Center. "Our entire staff, including our physicians, nurses, associates and administration, has worked very hard to keep patient care, safety and outcomes as the focus of our success."
Healthgrades research revealed that America's Best Hospitals also outperform their peers in treating a core group of conditions that account for more than 80 percent of mortalities in areas evaluated by Healthgrades-including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.

Patients treated in hospitals achieving the America's 100 Best Hospitals Award(tm) have, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award.

"Hospitals that have achieved America's Best Hospitals(tm) distinction have sustained high quality outcomes for their patients over many years and often, offer programs that engage consumers and their overall communities in their care," said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. "Healthcare consumerism is requiring hospitals and health systems to innovate in a variety of areas, including quality, to meet growing expectations about the level of care, personalization and convenience."

Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Today, more than one million people a day use the Healthgrades website to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider: experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Healthgrades, visit or download the Healthgrades iPhone app.

White Memorial Medical Center is a unique faith-based teaching hospital serving East and South Los Angeles and recognized by Healthgrades(r) as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals (tm) for 2016. The non-profit, 353-bed hospital is committed to improving the health of the community by providing high quality and comprehensive care with inpatient and outpatient services. White Memorial has served the community for more than 100 years. Today it is regionally recognized for state-of-the-art technology and specialty care services provided by some of the best physicians in Los Angeles whose credentials include pioneering research, ivy-league education, and a commitment to compassionate and culturally-competent care. For more information, visit