For the second time in as many months, Eisenhower Medical Center, the Coachella Valley’s premier hospital, has garnered national attention and recognition.

The latest accolades comes from Becker’s Hospital Review, which recently published its list of 100 hospitals with great heart programs. EMC was the only Coachella Valley hospital to make the coveted list.

Hospitals included on this list are national leaders in cardiovascular care, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Many institutions pioneered groundbreaking procedures and remain on the forefront of heart care today. All have received recognition for delivering top-notch patient care, according to Lee Rice, media coordinator and communications specialist for EMC.

The Rancho Mirage-based hospital was earlier recognized, for the second consecutive year, for its No. 1 ranking in the Riverside Metro Area and No. 16 in California (up five spots from last year). U.S. News recognized 504 Best Regional Hospitals in states and metro areas.

U.S. News & World Report released its 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings to help patients make more informed health care decisions. U.S. News compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

To develop this list, the Becker’s Healthcare editorial team examined several reputable rankings and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery; Truven Health Analytics’ cardiovascular hospital rankings, CareChex® rankings for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Centers for cardiac care and Society of Thoracic Surgeons star rankings.

Eisenhower Medical Center is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 463-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The Betty Ford Center is also located on the Eisenhower campus.