Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Hospital of Miami Named Top Ranked Full-Service Hospital in South Florida by U.S. News & World Report

July 21, 2014

Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals Receive Highest Regional Ratings in Nine Medical Specialties

U.S. News & World ReportBaptist Health South Florida is recognized by U.S. News and World Report for the fourth consecutive year as one of the highest performing hospital systems in the country, with Baptist Hospital of Miami ranked as the top full-service hospital in the South Florida region that encompasses Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The study looked at 5,000 hospitals and graded them for safety, reputation, patient volume, staffing levels and other factors. Baptist Health South Florida hospitals, including Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital and South Miami Hospital, received a combined total of 24 coveted national high-performing medals, more than any other regional health care system. The new West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Mariners Hospital in Monroe County were not eligible for the rankings.

“It is an honor once again to be singled out by U.S. News & World Report as the most decorated healthcare provider in the region,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “Credit goes to our world-class physicians, nurses and staff members who continuously reach beyond the high standards Baptist Health has in place to accomplish the best quality care for our patients.”

Baptist Health hospitals were rated No. 1 in South Florida for nine specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, diabetes and endocrinology, pulmonology, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics, urology and nephrology.

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 more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit Baptist Health has more than 15,000 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 just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 consecutive years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute.

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