Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been designated “high performing” in heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement procedures in the U.S. News & World ReportBest Hospitals for Common Care ratings. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.
analyzed hospitals in five procedures and medical conditions – heart
bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – and rated those high performers,
average or below average. Roughly 10 percent of hospitals reviewed were
listed as high performers. Boca Regional was the sole hospital in Palm
Beach County and one of only 10 of the 145 studied in Florida to be cited
as high performing in three or more categories.
“The choice of a hospital is one of the most important and costly
decisions an individual makes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health
U.S. News. “We evaluated the treatment of more than 3.6 million patients and
identified a small percentage of hospitals that have superior outcomes
compared with their peer institutions. Whenever possible, patients, in
consultation with their doctors, should seek out high performing hospitals
that excel in treating their specific condition.”
U.S. News created Best Hospitals for Common Care to help patients find better care
for the kinds of common procedures and medical conditions that account
for millions of hospitalizations each year. Objective outcome measures
such as deaths, infections, readmissions and operations that need to be
repeated, as well as patient satisfaction data, largely determined the
ratings. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings rely on Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well
as survey data from the American Hospital Association and clinical registry
data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
“We are truly honored to be recognized in such prestigious fashion,”
said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
“To be rated as high performing by
U.S. News & World Report
speaks volumes about the quality of our physicians and our commitment
to excellence in patient care.”
The ratings are freely available at
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com)
with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running and
was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013
and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was
also recognized for the three years running in U.S. News & World Report’s
2013–2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the
South Florida metropolitan area.
Andy Kent, 561.955.4706
Boca Raton Regional Hospital