We recently decided to take a deep look at three of the largest and arguably most renown California Hospitals — UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Stanford Hospital in Stanford and El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Continuing with our infographic trend, we have simplified some key facts using the comparison tool on medicare.gov(http://medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/compare.html?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1#cmprTab=0&cmprID=050454,050441,050308&dist=100&lat=37.7749295&lng=-122.4194155&loc=SAN FRANCISCO, CA&type=0). In this graphic, you will find the facility mission statement along with quick facts, such as the hospital type, if it provides emergency services, the ability to receive lab results electronically and the availability to track patients' lab results, tests and referrals electronically between visits. There is also a graphic showing the rate of readmission after discharge from each California hospital. Surveys were taken for patients' experience at each California hospital as results are also mapped against the California average for all reporting hospitals and the National average for all reporting hospitals.
Please leave any comments, suggestions, and/or advice if you have had experience with any of these three hospitals firsthand in the comments section below. Share this graphic if you found it resourceful and make sure to check out and share our previous infographics on Dementia in the United States, the Cost of Senior Living, and Long-Term Caregivers as well.