U.S. News & World Report has released its list of top 25 medical centers in Florida. The NCH Healthcare System is the only healthcare system in Collier and Lee Counties to make the list, and is ranked #17 in Florida. The report looked at 265 hospitals in Florida. This is the 25th hospitals.
The 2014-15 U.S. News and World Report national rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology. NCH has been ranked “high-performing” in the following five specialties: Orthopedics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Urology, and Geriatrics.
“We appreciate being nationally recognized for the third time by this most trusted news organization,” said Allen Weiss, M.D., President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “The residents and visitors in Southwest Florida deserve great health care and the NCH team continues to demonstrate its commitment to deliver the highest levels of excellence across the board. These rankings and accolades are a reflection of the important work being done every day for our patients.
U.S. News bases the rankings largely on objective data on hospital performance, such as patient survival rates and resources like nurse staffing. Each hospital’s reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.