Boca Raton Regional Hospital Is Once Again the Highest-ranked Hospital
in Palm Beach County
MIAMI, FL – July 30, 2019 – Baptist Health South Florida is
once again the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S.
News & World Report with 32 high-performing awards in 14 types of
care. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is once again the highest-ranked hospital
in Palm Beach County, and Baptist Hospital continues to be the highest-ranked
hospital in Miami-Dade County.
Six Baptist Health hospitals—Baptist Hospital, Bethesda Hospital
East, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Doctors Hospital, South Miami Hospital
and West Kendall Baptist Hospital—earned a total of 32 high-performing
honors in 14 types of care, including: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery,
Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology &
Lung Surgery, Urology, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Bypass
Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.
Baptist Health’s Centers of Excellence – Miami Cancer Institute,
Lynn Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Lynn Heart
& Vascular Institute, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute
and Baptist Health Neuroscience Center – were all recognized as
high-performing in their respective area of expertise. Baptist Hospital
is recognized as having one of the country’s Top 50 orthopedic programs.
“It is an honor to again be recognized for the dedication and high-quality
work of our physicians, nurses and staff members who continuously strive
to deliver the best care to each patient they encounter,” said Brian
E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “We’re
proud to be named among the best hospitals in our region and in the nation
for carrying out our mission of providing excellent service and compassionate
care to the communities we serve.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th 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
For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500
medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
In the 16 specialty areas, 165 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 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 on nearly every hospital across
the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information
to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures,
conditions and specialties.”
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.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in
the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000
physicians and over 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and
physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm
Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of
excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine,
and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group;
Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual
health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy
and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence,
Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies
to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most
Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom
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About U.S. News & World Report
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