Eisenhower Medical Center, part of Eisenhower Health, has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report, according to a news release.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

In addition to ranking No. 24 among approximately 415 hospitals in California, Eisenhower Medical Center was also ranked #2 in the Inland Empire and was ranked as high performing in seven procedures/conditions.

“To be recognized as one of the best hospitals in California by U.S. News and World Report is an incredible honor,” Martin Massiello, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Eisenhower Health, said in a prepared statement. “Eisenhower is the only Coachella Valley hospital ranked both in the Inland Empire and in California; this achievement underscores the hard work and dedication of Eisenhower’s physicians, nurses and staff who take extraordinary care of our patients each and every day.”

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News, said in a prepared statement. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.