Florida Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Florida Hospital has also been named the No. 1 hospital in the state of Florida as well as the Orlando Metro Area for the second year. This year the hospital was honored to be recognized in ten specialties. Nationally, Florida Hospital’s programs ranked as follows:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery – # 38
- Diabetes & Endocrinology – #13
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery – #19
- Gynecology – #9
- Nephrology – #22
- Neurology & Neurosurgery – #26
- Pulmonology – #30
- Urology – #23
- Cancer – #45
- Geriatrics – #27
Florida Hospital is high-performing in:
- Ear, Nose & Throat
“Florida Hospital is exceedingly grateful to be included on this prestigious list of world-class hospitals in the nation,” said Lars Houmann, president and CEO of Florida Hospital. “This recognition belongs to the fine staff, doctors and frontline leaders at Florida Hospital who take responsibility for everything that happens to our patients every day. To them I say thank you for bringing great healthcare to Central Florida. This further exemplifies our commitment to providing quality healthcare and fulfilling our mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ to our patients throughout all of Florida.”
For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.
U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.
“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.
The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in mid-August.
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