Tampa General ranked Florida’s second-best hospital in U.S

16 August, 2018, 21:39 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • Johns Hopkins remains the nation's third best hospital, according to annual rankings by U.S. News

Florida Hospital Orlando topped Orlando Regional Medical Center this year as the best local hospital in the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings.

Duke has consistently rated among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News, coming in 17th place previous year and ranking as high as 8th place in 2012.

U.S. News also ranks UCHealth's hospitals in northern Colorado, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado. Mercy San Juan tied with Sacramento's Mercy General Hospital for the No. 3 spot, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center came in at No. 5.

It also received national rankings in the children's specialities of neonatology, pediatric cancer, pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, pediatric nephrology, pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric pulmonology and pediatric urology.

Harborview Medical Center was nationally ranked in urology (32) and high performing in pulmonary services and orthopedics.

If hospitals do not rank among the top 50 in a specialty, they receive marks such as high performing, average, below average, unranked, ineligible or no scorecard.

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MUSC was one of only two S.C. hospitals to rank nationally for a specialty.

The magazine and its partner, the research group RTI International, analyzed more than 2,600 metrics across 21 data-driven specialties and procedures and conditions to derive the 2018-19 rankings. It was also rated the number four hospital in the New York Metro area. The 29th annual rankings are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care. The closest hospital on the top 20 national list is Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which ranked No. 13.

TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital excels as one of the nation's Top 10 hospitals for adult rehabilitation. "As recognized by U.S. News, our medical centers are able to provide a range of high-quality services".

Neither Norton nor Jewish earned a national ranking in any specialty area, but Norton received high-performing for six procedures/conditions and Jewish got that distinction in three areas. No Sacramento-area hospital was ranked below average in any category.

"For almost 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 and World Report, said.

Overlook Medical Center was also recognized regionally in three common adult procedures and conditions - Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery and COPD. The rankings are based on its patient care performance and other key factors.

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