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Southern California hospitals ranked in surgical safety
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

A first-of-its-kind national analysis by Consumer Reports found that Southern California’s safest hospital for surgery is in Victorville, while its lowest-ranked is located in Whittier.

Desert Valley Hospital on the southwestern edge of San Bernardino County outperformed big-name university and research medical centers across Los Angeles County, scoring a relatively high 63 out of 100 on the magazine’s ratings because its patients went without bloodstream infections for 766 days and had 38 percent fewer adverse events during almost 100 surgical procedures, researchers found.