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Baptist Health Recognized as Most Awarded Healthcare System in South Florida based on U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Rankings

MIAMI, FL – July 26, 2022 – Baptist Health has once again been recognized as the most award-winning healthcare organization in South Florida based on U.S. News & World Report rankings. The organization’s hospitals and institutes are among the very best in America, with 46 High-Performing ratings.

Two Baptist Health hospitals – Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital – were recognized for being among the Best Regional Hospitals. Additional Baptist Health hospitals – Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital – were recognized as High-Performing in a number of procedures and conditions, including diabetes, heart failure, knee replacement, neurology & neurosurgery, cancer, heart attack, stroke, hip replacement, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, orthopedics, geriatrics, and pulmonary and lung surgery.

Baptist Health was also recognized as High-Performing in Cancer Care, Heart & Vascular Care, Brain & Spine Care and Orthopedic Care:

  • Cancer Care: Miami Cancer Institute, which opened in 2017, was recognized for its oncology program, putting the institution in the top 10% of high-performing cancer centers in America. The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and Miami Cancer Institute both received High-Performing ratings in colon cancer surgery.
  • Heart & Vascular Care: The Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute have both been cited for high performance in treating heart attacks and caring for those with heart failure.
  • Brain & Spine Care: Miami Neuroscience Institute was rated among the top 10 percent in the country for treating complex neurology and neurosurgery cases. The institute was also recognized for clinical excellence in stroke care.
  • Orthopedic Care: Baptist Health Orthopedic Institutes were rated among the Top 10 percent in the country for treating complex orthopedic cases, and were honored for excellence in hip replacement surgery.

The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

“By continuing to focus on innovative technologies, state-of-the-art treatments, our world-class team of experts, and above all, our patients, Baptist Health’s hospitals and specialized institutes continue to stand out,” said Bo Boulenger, President and COO of Baptist Health South Florida who will succeed Brian Keeley as CEO. “Being ranked among the nation’s best healthcare providers speaks volumes about the collective work of our physicians, nurses and entire staff to welcome patients and families and earn their trust by providing high-quality and compassionate care. We are proud and humbled by this important recognition.”

For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

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About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 24,000 employees, 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 its 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 and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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