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.