|[July 18, 2014]
Baptist Hospital of Miami Named the Top Ranked Full-Service Hospital in South Florida by U.S. News & World Report
MIAMI --(Business Wire)--
Baptist 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
"It is an honor once again to be singled out by .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. Visit BaptistHealth.net.
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