Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South ranked No. 1 among Metro Jacksonville hospitals
July 15, 2014 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South, which share a single hospital license, ranked No. 1 among metro Jacksonville hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report
annual Best Hospital rankings for 2014-2015. This is the third consecutive year the hospitals have received this honor. Baptist Jacksonville and Baptist South also ranked fourth out of more than 260 hospitals in Florida. The Best Hospitals rankings are intended to help patients with life-threatening or rare conditions identify hospitals that excel in treating the most difficult cases, according to U.S. News & World Report. For patients seeking care locally, the U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals highlights high-performing hospitals by state, region and metro area.
Hospitals are ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 16 specialties including cancer, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. Baptist Jacksonville and Baptist South were among 144 facilities in the nation – roughly 3 percent of the 4,743 analyzed – to be ranked as high-performing in one or more of the 16 specialties. These ranked specialties included:
In addition to receiving the top ranking in the metro area, Baptist Jacksonville and Baptist South was ranked nationally among the best hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology for the third consecutive year. In addition,
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
Wolfson Children’s Hospital was once again ranked nationally among the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
“We pride ourselves on providing the best patient experience while focusing on high-quality outcomes. These rankings are a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our employees,” said Michael Mayo, hospital president for Baptist Jacksonville.
Ron Robinson, hospital president for Baptist South, added, “Rankings from a well-known organization such as U.S News & World Report are always affirming for the wonderfully committed physicians, clinicians and support staff that we have working at Baptist. We always strive to provide excellent care and a high level of patient satisfaction and this ranking is an indicator that we are achieving these results for our community.”