U.S. News & World Report names Florida Hospital best in Orlando, among best in state

Published: 
August 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 14, 2018 – Florida Hospital has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.

 

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

 

Florida Hospital is ranked No. 1 in the Orlando metro area and No. 5 in Florida. Florida Hospital has also been designated as high-performing in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.

 

Additionally, Florida Hospital is rated high-performing in several procedures on patients 65 and older including:

 

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery

 

“We are thrilled that Florida Hospital has been recognized as the best hospital in the Orlando area for the 18th year in a row,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital. “As Florida Hospital makes the exciting transition to AdventHealth, our entire team is more committed than ever to delivering innovative, exceptional, whole-person care.”

 

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

 

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

 

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

 

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

 

For more information about the 2018-19 rankings, please visit our FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469906), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in late September.

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ABOUT FLORIDA HOSPITAL

Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year – more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association.  Florida Hospital stretches across the state with more than two dozen hospitals, more than 4,600 patient beds, and more than 32,000 employees. It includes the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, dozens of outpatient facilities and Centra Care urgent care locations throughout Central Florida.

 

Florida Hospital provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neurosciences, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs. Florida Hospital is a designated statutory teaching hospital and also trains physicians from all around the world on the newest technologies.

 

ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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