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Cedars-Sinai: Best in the West

by Mike Levy

June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

TheAmerican Jewish community supports the best medical centers in the country, from sea to shining sea, according to a new study published in the May/June issue of Modern Maturity magazine.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is the No. 2 hospital in the country and the best in the Western United States, according to the study, conducted by consumer education group Consumers' Checkbook.

The national study ranked 1,308 metropolitan-area hospitals. More than 20,000 doctors answered surveys, and statistics from federal records of 30 million hospital stays were included in the rankings. Doctors' training, medical and surgical mortality rates and other physicians' opinions were all included in an overall score. The national average overall score was 5,418. Cedars-Sinai scored 8,784.

Only one other hospital in the West made the survey's top 10: UCLA Medical Center, at No. 9.

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