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U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Ranks John Muir Health's Medical Centers Among Nation, Region, State and Bay Area's Best

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Walnut Creek medical center ranks in Top 50 nationally for
Gynecology. Concord was one of only 29 hospitals nationwide (less than
1%) to receive a high performing rating in all nine procedures
and conditions evaluated. Concord and Walnut Creek
medical centers ranked in the Top 3 in S.F. Metro Area and Top 14 in
California.

John Muir Health's Concord and Walnut Creek medical centers earned the
designation of Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in
its annual list of America's Best Hospitals.

To earn this distinction, each medical center had to earn at least one
national ranking in a specialty or at least three ratings of "high
performing" across 12 specialties and nine procedures and conditions.
For the 12th consecutive year, John Muir Health's Walnut
Creek medical center had a service nationally ranked. For the second
straight year, Concord was one of only 29 hospitals nationwide (less
than 1%) to receive a high performing rating in all nine procedures and
conditions evaluated. Combined, the Concord and Walnut Creek medical
centers had 13 specialties nationally ranked or rated as high performing
and 15 procedures and conditions rated as high performing. This places
both medical centers among the top ranked in the San Francisco Metro
Area and the state.

The Walnut Creek medical center has been nationally ranked in Gynecology
for the past seven years. It was one of just 158 medical centers – less
than 4 percent of the 4,500 analyzed – to be nationally ranked in even
one of 12 specialties surveyed for the report.

The Walnut Creek medical center was also ranked as high-performing in
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopedics,
Pulmonology and Urology. In addition, the Walnut Creek medical center
was rated as high performing in several adult procedures and conditions,
including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer
Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung
Cancer Surgery.

The Concord medical center was ranked as high-performing in six
specialties, including Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics,
Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. In
addition, the Concord medical center was rated as high performing in all
nine adult procedures and conditions, including Abdominal Aortic
Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart
Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and
Lung Cancer Surgery.

Along with its national rankings, U.S. News & World Report's Best
Hospitals
published state and metropolitan hospital rankings. John
Muir Health's Concord medical center is listed at #2 out of 48 hospitals
in the San Francisco Metro Area and #12 out of more than 400 acute care
hospitals in California. The Walnut Creek medical center is listed at #3
locally and #14 in the state.

"Our outstanding team of physicians, nurses, clinical and support
services staff, and volunteers is focused every day on quality, safety
and the patient experience, which is why we're proud to be ranked among
the region, state and nation's best by U.S. News for the care we
provide again this year," said Jane Willemsen, Executive Vice President
and President, Hospital Operations at John Muir Health. "As recognized
by U.S. News, our medical centers are able to provide a range of
high-quality services. These services are not usually offered by
community hospitals, but they allow patients to stay close to home for
their care, which is a tremendous benefit in the healing process."

"Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve with
quality and compassion," said Irving Pike, M.D., Chief Medical
Officer at John Muir Health. "We've set the bar high and these rankings
should give patients confidence that they will receive a high level of
patient-centered and compassionate care from experts in their field."

Between the two medical centers, John Muir Health has 799 licensed beds.
The Walnut Creek Medical Center also serves as the designated trauma
center for Contra Costa County. In addition, the health system offers a
network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians to care
for patients.

The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

To learn more about John Muir Health's award-winning programs and
services, visit: www.johnmuirhealth.com.

About John Muir Health

John
Muir Health
is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care
organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa,
eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of
more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,000
employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra
Costa County's only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John
Muir Health also has partnerships with UCSF Health, Tenet Healthcare/San
Ramon Regional Medical Center and Stanford Children's Health. The health
system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care,
outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in
many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular,
trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care.

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