Palomar Medical Center Escondido Named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News


U.S. News and World Report named Palomar Medical Center Escondido to its “Best Regional Hospitals” list today and revealed the medical center had achieved a “High Performing” ranking in six procedure areas.

“Our physicians, nurses, technicians and other support staff have continued to shine despite many of the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19,” said Palomar Health Chief Operations Officer Sheila Brown, “and they are proud to provide top quality care for our community.”

The six areas of procedures or conditions meeting the high-performing standard include:

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Stroke
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

U.S. News and World Report annually evaluates and ranks nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide to help patients decide where to receive medical care.

About Palomar Health
Established in 1948, the award-winning team at Palomar Health provides the most comprehensive health care in North San Diego County through its two medical centers and more than 900 affiliated medical providers serving more than half a million people. Palomar Health is San Diego County’s only member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is nationally recognized as operating one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals; a Best 100 Hospital for joint replacement and orthopedic surgery; a Best Hospital for stroke care, heart care and bariatric surgery; a Diabetes and Stroke Center of Excellence; and a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery, cardiac care and maternity. Through its network of providers, Palomar Health offers medical services in virtually all fields of medicine including primary care, cardiovascular care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, behavioral health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery at offices strategically located throughout the North San Diego County region. For more information please visit You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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