Sacramento has an abundance of hospitals and is blessed with a robust health care industry.
But only three of the area's hospitals made it onto a U.S. News & World Report list of the best regional hospitals, ranked by specialty.
First comes UC Davis Medical Center, listed as No.1 in Sacramento.
UC Davis was ranked high in 12 specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; urology.
(It should be noted, though, that UCD's neurology and neurosurgery department came under fire last year for some controversial treatments involving placing fecal matter in patients' brains. Read The Bee's coverage here.)
Then, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center won recognition for its specialty field of gynecology.
And Mercy General Hospital was noted for its work in orthopedics.