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U.S. News & World Report names AdventHealth hospitals among best in Florida

U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Hospitals English Badge 2020

Orlando, Fla. and Washington, D.C. – July 28, 2020 – AdventHealth Orlando, AdventHealth Waterman and AdventHealth Daytona Beach have been recognized as Best Hospitals for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st 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.

AdventHealth Orlando is ranked No. 1 in the Orlando metro area (an accolade that is shared collectively with all AdventHealth hospitals in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties) and No. 3 in Florida.

Statewide, AdventHealth Daytona Beach is ranked No. 19, AdventHealth Heart of Florida and AdventHealth Waterman tied for 28th.

AdventHealth Orlando was also recognized as having four nationally ranked specialty programs: diabetes and endocrinology; gynecology; nephrology; and neurology and neurosurgery.

In addition, AdventHealth Orlando was recognized for its six “high-performing” programs: cancer; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; orthopedics; pulmonary and lung surgery; and urology.

AdventHealth Orlando also rated as “high performing” for treating patients 65 and older with the following conditions or procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

“We are honored that AdventHealth has been recognized among the best hospitals in Florida and as the top hospital in Orlando for the 20th consecutive year,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “This recognition belongs to our clinicians, who continue to provide exceptional, compassionate, whole-person care even in the most difficult times. It is also an acknowledgement of the emphasis we place on safety as we deliver high-quality care to our patients at AdventHealth.”

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, 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 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.

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Founded in 1908 by pioneering Seventh-day Adventists who believed in whole-person health — healing the body, mind and spirit — AdventHealth has grown into one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year in metro Orlando alone. AdventHealth operates more than 50 hospitals and hundreds of care centers in nearly a dozen states, making it one of the largest faith-based health-care systems in the United States.

AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division encompasses 21 hospitals in the seven counties in and surrounding metro Orlando: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Polk, Lake, Volusia and Flagler. The Central Florida Division’s care network also includes more than 30 Centra Care urgent-care centers; dozens of sports-rehab and imaging centers; and hundreds of physicians, ranging from primary care to a full spectrum of specialties.

AdventHealth Orlando, the division’s flagship campus, serves both as a community hospital and as a major tertiary referral hospital for the region, much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.

AdventHealth Orlando is a designated statutory teaching hospital and trains physicians from around the world on the newest technology and procedures. The system provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neuroscience, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs.

The AdventHealth Research Institute has more than 250 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress. AdventHealth Orlando is also home to the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes and the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement.


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