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July 22nd, 2015 Baptist Hospital

Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals Ranked Best in Region by U.S. News & World Report

Baptist Hospital ranked #1 hospital in all of South Florida, #6 in the state; Homestead Hospital ranked #7 in South Florida, #23 in the state

U.S. News & World ReportBaptist Health South Florida is once again recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best, with two hospitals on the “Best Regional Hospitals” list. Baptist Hospital ranked as the number one hospital in all of South Florida, tops among Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach County hospitals, and number six in the state of Florida.  Homestead Hospital also made the “Best Regional Hospitals” list, ranked at number seven in South Florida and number 23 in the state.

The annual rankings take into account a variety of factors, including assessments in 16 different specialties. The “Best Hospitals” rankings, which have appeared annually since 1990, recognize hospitals that excel at treating patients who need an exceptionally high level of care. U.S. News introduced a complementary set of ratings this year to evaluate hospitals in regional markets according to their performance in five more common conditions and procedures. The methodology for this year’s ranking was also changed to include a higher threshold for consideration as a high-performing hospital.

Baptist Health hospitals were recognized as high-performing in both complex care and routine care cases as well as in 10 different specialties, procedures and conditions: Ear, Nose & Throat, Geriatrics, Pulmonology, Urology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure.

“We are proud and honored to again be recognized for the outstanding work of our world-class physicians, nurses and staff members who continuously reach beyond the high standards Baptist Health has in place to provide the best-quality care to each patient every day,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “This ranking reinforces and validates that those standards we strive hard to achieve have been met and exceeded.”

“You really can’t deliver great hospital products or great healthcare without all of the different pieces working together,” said Baptist Hospital Medical Staff President Michael Fili, M.D. “Nursing, pharmacy, physicians, administration: it really needs to be coordinated.”

“At Baptist Health, we are constantly seeking to improve our practices and provide the highest quality of care for our patients,” said Thinh Tran, M.D., MBA, corporate vice president and chief medical and quality officer. “We share best practices among our facilities and among our staff to ensure that we are doing the best for our patients as a healthcare organization. The U.S. News rankings help patients make informed decisions about their care, and we are proud to be highlighted among the best.”

Baptist Health hospitals earned more high-performing medals than any other healthcare system in the region. In addition, Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute were recognized for various specialties.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#23 in the nation) and has remained on the list for 15 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute.

Contact: Dori Alvarez; DoriA@baptisthealth.net, 786-596-3050


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