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July 24, 2013
Which three hospitals in Sacramento are ranked the best?

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.

About Healthy Choices

Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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