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SAN DIEGO — UC San Diego Medical Center and Scripps Green Hospital were among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. as named Tuesday by Truven Health Analytics.

UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest was included in a list of the best major teaching hospitals. It was the only one in its category in California.

“With more than 6,000 hospitals in the United States, to be distinguished as one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals is an honor that reflects the devotion, hard work and commitment of our staff and faculty,” said Paul Viviano, CEO of the UC San Diego Health System. “As the region’s only academic health system, we strive to demonstrate superior clinical outcomes and improved patient safety based on new science and new medicine, in an environment where our patients always come first.”

Scripps Green Hospital was one of two California facilities on a list of other teaching hospitals. The other was Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento.

Truven Health Analytics, which used to be the health care business of Thomson Reuters, is a provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

The study evaluates mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and re-admission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia.