Sutter Health’s CPMC Recognized for Excellence by Newsweek
Sep 13, 2023
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Publication cites California Pacific Medical Center as a World’s Best Specialized Hospital 2024 and a World’s Best Smart Hospital 2024

SAN FRANCISCO – Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center (Sutter’s CPMC) is recognized as a World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024 and World’s Best Smart Hospital 2024 by Newsweek magazine. Lists were presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, on September 13, 2023.

“It is a special honor to be named by Newsweek to these prestigious lists,” said Dr. Sean Townsend, CPMC’s chief operating officer. “These recognitions speak to the contributions of our physicians, nurses and all the people at CPMC who are committed to achieving the highest quality care and health outcomes for every patient we serve.”

Sutter’s CPMC is one of the largest not-for-profit medical centers in California, operating four campuses throughout San Francisco (Davies, Mission Bernal, Pacific Heights and Van Ness). Care teams provide award-winning inpatient emergency and outpatient services, including specialized care for women and children, organ transplant programs, innovative orthopedic treatments, robust cancer care and more.

World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024 (view list here)

Out of thousands of hospitals worldwide, Sutter’s CPMC ranked in three specialties:

  • Cardiac Surgery (No. 140) – CPMC’s Kanbar Cardiac Care Center is cited as a leader in minimally invasive treatments such as aortic valve surgery, including TAVR, Mitral valve procedures, like TMVR and MitraCLIP™ and the WATCHMAN™ Implant for atrial fibrillation or AFib. As recently as 2023, CPMC earned the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines – Silver recognition for its evidenced-based care of ST-elevation myocardial infraction (STEMI).
  • Gastroenterology (No. 67) – CPMC’s Advanced Organ Therapies Center incorporates the latest developments in medicine and surgery into a multidisciplinary approach to address patients’ motility disorders. Doctors and surgeons offer advanced imaging technology and minimally invasive procedures for disorders of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine and colon.
  • Oncology (No. 210) – CPMC’s comprehensive cancer services supports patients throughout their entire cancer journey, from diagnosis, treatment and management to survivorship. From discoveries to new diagnostics, the CPMC Research Institute also offers patients access to the latest research and groundbreaking clinical trials, including the Cancer Avatar Project.

Learn more about the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024 list, including the three data sources used to compile the results, here.

World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2024 (view list here)

Sutter’s CPMC was recognized among the 330 best hospitals worldwide in

the field in smart technologies. The Newsweek survey included recommendations for five sub-categories, including electronic functionalities, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence and robotics. Learn more about the ranking process here.

“Sutter’s CPMC is proud to invest in innovative programs, research and technologies that work together to improve the patient experience and pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare delivery,” said Dr. Townsend.

Here are three ways Sutter’s CPMC exemplifies leadership in smart hospital technologies:

  • Robotics – The medical center campuses are at the forefront of robotic surgery, achieving more than 600 robotic surgeries a year over a variety of specialties.
  • Safety – The facility uses UV robots to curb the spread of infectious diseases. These mobile robotic devices are used in intensive care units, medical surgery units, operating rooms and in rooms where patients are treated for highly infectious microorganisms such as C. diff and MRSA.
  • Digital Connectivity – Hospitalized patients have the ability to see test results, check their medical records, directly message their doctors and make appointments through My Health Online (MHO). This secure online portal offers comprehensive services to all patients right from personal device.

About Sutter Health

Sutter Health’s integrated, not-for-profit system of associated clinicians, employees and volunteers support more than 3 million patients in diverse communities across 22 counties. Headquartered in Northern California, Sutter Health provides access to high quality, affordable care through its hospitals, medical foundations, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent and walk-in care centers, telehealth, home health and hospice services.

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