U.S. News & World Report Names Huntington Hospital 4th “Best Hospital” in Los Angeles Area and 9th in California

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Huntington Hospital has again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most complicated conditions. Huntington Hospital was named the fourth “Best Hospital” in the greater Los Angeles area. The hospital was also named one of the ten “Best Hospitals” overall in California and was ranked among the best in the country in geriatrics, gynecology (4-way tie) and neurology & neurosurgery (5-way tie).Being named one of the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report is a tribute to the excellent health care and compassionate service provided by our outstanding physicians, caring nurses, professional staff and advanced clinical programs,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “We are honored to receive this recognition as we continue to provide world-class care to our community with kindness and dignity.”Huntington Hospital was also ranked Best Regional Hospital in 13 types of care, with recognition as “High Performing” in six adult specialties – diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI Surgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology; and in seven common adult procedures and conditions – abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.About Huntington HospitalHuntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in three specialties by U.S. News and World Report, and as one of the 50 best hospitals in America by Healthgrades. Learn more about us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter at @huntingtonnews. More Cool Stuff Community News U.S. News & World Report Names Huntington Hospital 4th “Best Hospital” in Los Angeles Area and 9th in California From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 12:34 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Newslast_img read more

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first_imgUmer Ashraf is a young entrepreneur who owns the Glasgow-based iCafé chain of shops, as well as smoothie and juice bar Paradise Bay in Oban, ScotlandAs I sat in the sunshine enjoying a double macchiato outside one of the iCafé stores, a thought came into my mind. I would have loved an ice cream with my coffee. And I don’t know of a decent ice cream parlour in Glasgow. There are one or two here and there, but nothing to the way they should be. So I couldn’t help but do a mind-map of an ideal coffee and ice cream conceptMany days and burnt brain cells later, I have what I call a perfect combo between food, coffee and ice cream. The only factor missing is the sun. How do we get more sun in this country? Since we cannot control the weather, I will have to do more market research and find out for myself first-hand whether this will be the biggest factor, or whether that perfect offering of luxury ice cream, gourmet food and coffee would be enough to entice people to come in throughout all seasons of the year.In my voluntary role with the Scottish Enterprise, I hear time and again how an entrepreneur has come up with an idea, spent time on developing the “concept” and just brought it to life. Despite this entrepreneurial spirit, what may work in our minds may not necessarily be what the market wants.I say this with first-hand experience. In 2010, I developed a brand new concept called iCafé To Go! With five years of continued success and steady growth, I persuaded the board of directors that it would be a good move to bring the iCafé ’brand’ and offerings to the food-to-go market. Six months later, we had secured a small premises in a prominent location, but in order for the exposure to be as low as possible, we acquired a unit that was a fair bit bigger than the original spec, so we could incorporate a separate central kitchen for the whole iCafé operation, bringing a lot of the product development centrally. Now, what we found was that the ideal iCafé concept just did not work in the area we went into and we had to change the offering to suit what the market wanted which was not gourmet sandwiches and paninis with excellent coffee, but a more budget range featuring toasties, sausage rolls, and so on. This goes completely away from the iCafé concept and, after a lot of debate, we are now changing the whole idea and calling it something else, as we cannot change the whole brand theme.The area may not be suitable, but I will give this a go in a high footfall area, while we develop this unit into something else other than iCafé To Go! So I made an error with my planning and did not do local market research; had I done this, we would have called it another name instead of expanding the iCafé brand into that unit.So please do your homework. We won’t get everything right, but if we did, life would be very boring!As for my latest ice cream and coffee bar concept, I will certainly spend time doing local market research.last_img read more