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Ranked the #1 hospital in the state of Florida by U.S. News & World Report

Our proudest achievements are made possible by our caregivers. Eighteen thousand people working together for the betterment of our patients, and the future of medicine. Beyond being Florida's number hospital, we're also ranked one of America's best hospitals in eight different specialties and have garnered prestigious awards from the across healthcare industry, and the communities we serve.

  • 32nd

    Cardiology & Heart Surgery

  • 28th

    Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • 47th

    Gastroenterology

  • 10th

    Gynecology

  • 31st

    Nephrology

  • 38th

    Neurology & Neuroscience

  • 34th

    Pulmonology

  • 36th

    Urology

A Local Leader with National Recognition

Our ranking as Florida's #1 hospital by U.S. News & World Report in 2013 is the most recent in a long succession of prestigious awards our staff has received. In 2012 and 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida Hospital as the #1 hospital in the Orlando metro area and one of the best hospitals in the nation overall. We are also honored to receive national recognition in eight clinical specialties.

Fewer than 150 of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals ranked nationally in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Over the last decade, U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized Florida Hospital as "One of America’s Best Hospitals" for an array of clinical specialties.

We're Also Recognized in These Medical Fields

  • Heart and Heart Surgery (Cardiology)
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Gynecology (including treatment for cancers of reproductive system)
  • Urology (including treatment of prostate cancer)
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Hormonal Disorders (Diabetes and Thyroid Conditions)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Endocrinology

Magnet Recognition

The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children is the first—and currently the only—hospital in Central Florida to receive Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet Recognition is awarded to health care providers exhibiting excellence in nursing care by meeting rigorous criteria for professionalism, teamwork, and practicing the highest standards in patient care. (2010)

Beacon Nursing Award

In 2010, Florida Hospital Celebration Health’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was the first in Central Florida to receive the National Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). In 2011, Winter Park Memorial Hospital was awarded the designation to recognize caregivers for their exceptional care and patient outcomes. The Beacon Award recognizes adult critical care, adult progressive care and pediatric critical care units that exemplify nursing innovation, high quality patient outcomes, healthy work environments, commitment to excellence, leadership and organizational ethics.

American Heart Association & American Stroke Association Stroke Awards

Florida Hospital’s Orlando and Altamonte campuses received honors from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients (February 2012)

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification

The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute (FHCI) hematology and oncology practices, Cancer Institute of Florida and Premier Hematology and Oncology,  received the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) certification awarded for exceptional outpatient care. These FHCI practices are the only practices in Central Florida to receive the three-year certification. (2012)

Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Florida Hospital Celebration Health has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), making it the first hospital in Central Florida to receive this distinction.  This recognition is on behalf of the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). (2013)

American College of Radiology Accreditation

Florida Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Program has been awarded accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the oldest and most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States. The accreditation is for three years, through July 31, 2016. (2013)

America’s #1 Hospital for Admissions

Treating more than 1 million patients each year, The American Hospital Association ranked Florida Hospital first in the country for number of inpatient admissions.

Sterling Award

Florida Hospital was the first hospital in Central Florida to receive the Governor’s Sterling award. (2010)

Medicare Leader

Florida Hospital is the largest provider of Medicare services in the nation (MedPAR Data).

Beacon Awards for Diversity

Florida Hospital received two Beacon Awards for Celebrating Diversity in Greater Orlando’s Workforce and was awarded top honors for Corporate Advocate.

Beacon Nursing Award

Florida Hospital Celebration Health’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was the first in Central Florida to receive the National Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award recognizes adult critical care, adult progressive care and pediatric critical care units that exemplify nursing innovation, high quality patient outcomes, healthy work environments, commitment to excellence, leadership and organizational ethics. (2010)

Leading Neuroscience Institute

The Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute serves more Medicare neurology inpatients than any other facility in the nation. In addition, the Institute treats more stroke and transient ischemic attack patients than any other facility in Florida. (MedPAR 2009)

Top Cardiac Center

Florida Hospital ranked first in Florida and first in the nation for the number of cardiology patients treated annually. (MedPAR 2009)

Leader in Cardiac Research

Florida Hospital is one of the top hospitals in the nation for patient enrollment in cardiac research studies.

Leading Cancer Program

The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is the largest, most comprehensive cancer program in Florida and treats more cancer patients than any other program in Florida. (AHCA 2009)

Leader in Cancer Clinical Trials

The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is one of few community oncology practices in the country to receive honors from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for its efforts to improve cancer research through participation in clinical trials.

Top Orthopaedic Center

Florida Hospital is ranked second in the country for the number of Medicare orthopedic patients we treat annually and performs more orthopedic surgeries than any other hospital in the State of Florida. (MedPAR 2009)

Consumer Choice Award Winner

Florida Hospital has received the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation every year from 1996 to the present (2012).

Teaching Hospital Designation

The Administrative Board of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) unanimously endorsed Florida Hospital for full COTH membership, distinguishing it as one of the nation’s teaching hospitals. (2006)

Statutory Teaching Hospital

Florida Hospital has earned designation as a Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). (2010)

Leading Family Practice Residency Program

Florida Hospital has the largest family practice residency program in Florida and one of the largest programs in the nation.

Top Employer for Families

The Orlando Sentinel has consistently ranked Florida Hospital in its “Top 100 Companies for Working Families.”

One of Central Florida’s Largest Employers

Florida Hospital is one of the largest employers in Central Florida, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

Transplant Leader

The Florida Hospital Transplant Center performs more transplants than the majority of facilities the nation, with 184 kidney transplants and 82 liver transplants performed in 2010 alone.

America's Largest Non-Catholic Religious Healthcare System

Modern Healthcare named Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, as the largest non-Catholic religious health care system in the nation (2009).

Education Leader

With nearly 3,000 students enrolled, Adventist University of Health Sciences offers a range of highly sought and much-needed medical degree programs, including:

  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, Health Sciences, Radiological Sciences and Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Associate of Science in Diagnositic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pre-Professional Studies, and Radiography
  • Certificate programs in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging