ORLANDO – U.S. News & World Report has recognized Orlando Health hospitals in three categories in its 2023-24 Best Hospitals rankings. The distinctions include a top 50 national ranking in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery; regional rankings in Florida and the Orlando area; and high performing ratings in adult specialties and adult procedure and conditions.
On a national level, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, and Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital ranked No. 49 in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery. The hospitals also ranked high performing in three additional specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, Urology.
Best Regional Hospitals
On a regional level, Orlando Health ORMC, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips, Orlando Health South Seminole, and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital were on the list of Best Regional Hospitals in Central Florida.
High Performing Hospitals
In the ‘individual procedures and conditions’ category, U.S. News rated Orlando Health ORMC, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips, and Orlando Health South Seminole high performing in 12 procedures and conditions: Aortic valve surgery, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Colon cancer surgery, Diabetes, Heart attack, Heart bypass surgery, Heart failure, Kidney failure, Knee replacement, Leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, Lung cancer surgery and Stroke.
Orlando Health South Lake rated high performing in seven procedures and conditions: COPD, Diabetes, Heart attack, Heart failure, Kidney failure, Pneumonia and Stroke.
Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital rated high performing in three procedures and conditions: Diabetes, Heart attack, Heart failure.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg rated high performing in two procedures and conditions: Diabetes and Stroke.
“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery,” said Jamal Hakim, MD, chief physician officer, Orlando Health. “We are also honored to be recognized in Central Florida as having several Best Hospitals, in addition to having a dozen specialties, procedures and conditions rated as high performing by this prestigious organization. These distinctions demonstrate the expertise and commitment of our doctors, nurses, and other team members to the health care needs of our community.”
About the Rankings and Ratings
Best Hospitals rankings assist patients and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking.
Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.
High Performance 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.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.
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