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Physician Voting Now Open for the 2024-2025 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Expert Opinion Survey

Physician voting for the 2024-2025 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals “Expert Opinion” physician survey opens in February and will run through mid-March. The total number of votes collected helps to calculate a hospital’s reputation score, which contributes to its overall ranking on the Best Hospitals list. For more than 30 years, the U.S. News rankings have helped patients determine which hospitals provide the best care for the most complex medical conditions.

Why Voting is Important

To evaluate most specialties included in the rankings, U.S. News analyzes data combining performance measures in three primary dimensions of healthcare: structure, process, and outcomes. The Expert Opinion physician survey conducted by Doximity contributes to the “process” score. In addition, the survey is the sole measurement for three specialties: ophthalmology, psychiatry and rheumatology.

“Our physicians work day in and day out to innovate and improve patient outcomes for the most complex conditions,” shared Victor Herrera, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, AdventHealth Central Florida Division. “The U.S. News rankings honor this commitment and expertise and help communicate our capabilities to patients throughout the communities we serve. We encourage all our physicians to participate in the 2024-2025 Doximity survey to further strengthen our rankings.”

Specialties Recognized in the U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings

Qualified board-certified physicians who are registered Doximity users and work in the following specialties are eligible to vote in the 2024-2025 U.S. News Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals survey:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Pediatric Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Pulmonary & Lung Surgery
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

How to Participate in the 2024-2025 Expert Opinion Physician Survey

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2024 Reputation Survey is conducted exclusively through Doximity. Since 2023, they no longer mail out surveys.

The survey will ask you to name the hospitals that provide the best care in your specialty, without consideration to location or cost. For adult specialists, the survey will allow you to list up to five hospitals in your field. Pediatric specialists can list up to 10 hospitals. The order in which you list the hospitals does not matter, and you can list as few as one hospital if you choose to do so.

Voting will begin in mid-February and run through mid-March. You can participate in the survey if you register on Doximity prior to the end of the voting period.

If you are already on Doximity, watch for an email from Doximity about the survey and follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Ensure all your certifications and board documents currently up to date in your profile.
  3. Click on the U.S. News nomination icon or search for “U.S. News Best Hospitals” in your Doximity account.
  4. Select the appropriate facilities.
  5. Submit.

If you are not yet on Doximity, follow these steps to complete your physician profile:

  1. Visit
  2. Search for your name in the search bar.
  3. Claim/verify your profile.

Once you click “Claim” or “Verify My Profile,” Doximity will walk you through the process step by step. Doximity uses several sources to verify physician’s identities, including faxed copies of medical credentials, badges, and licenses; DEA numbers; and emails from officially recognized medical institutions (school or hospitals).

If you have any difficulties completing the survey, contact [email protected] for assistance.

AdventHealth 2023-2024 Rankings

Last year, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. AdventHealth earned recognition in several areas:

  • AdventHealth Orlando was named the No. 1 hospital in metro Orlando for the 13th consecutive year, No. 2 for all of Florida, and among the nation’s best for its cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; neurology and neurosurgery; and obstetrics and gynecology programs.
  • AdventHealth for Children ranked best in Florida and No. 32 nationally for neonatology in the 2023-2024 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
  • AdventHealth for Children also ranked No. 7 in Florida and No. 17 in the Southeast.
  • AdventHealth Daytona Beach in Florida was ranked No. 1 in the Deltona-Daytona Beach metro area for the third consecutive year.
  • Including AdventHealth Orlando, 26 of AdventHealth’s hospitals received a rating of high performing in one or more procedures and/or conditions.

AdventHealth’s dedicated medical teams make these achievements possible, and AdventHealth encourages all eligible physicians to participate in the 2024-2025 survey.

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