Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South are Ranked No. 1 Among Metro Jacksonville Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
Both Hospitals Nationally Ranked in Two Specialties and Ranked Regional Best Performer in Eight Specialties
July 23, 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South, which shares a license, were ranked No. 1 among metro Jacksonville hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s
annual Best Hospitals rankings, which were released this week. The hospitals were also ranked as No. 5 in the state.
Baptist Medical Center and Baptist South were the only metro Jacksonville hospitals that were nationally ranked.
The hospitals were nationally ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in two specialties – gynecology and diabetes/endocrinology – and regionally ranked as high-performing in the following eight specialties:
This year’s Best Hospitals showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Only 148 of the hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
To be considered for ranking, hospitals had to meet certain requirements for size, technological capabilities, and Medicare volume for certain procedures. The 1,868 hospitals meeting those requirements were scored and ranked by specialty based on:
- Reputation (32.5% of the score)
- Mortality rate (32.5%)
- Patient safety (5%)
- Care-related factors such as nursing and patient services (30%)
“This accomplishment is a credit to the skills, knowledge and dedication of the physicians, nurses and staff,” said Michael Mayo, hospital president, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. “It gives us feedback that we are hitting our marks for excellence.”“It is a great honor to be recognized for the care we provide patients and families,” says Ron Robinson, hospital president, Baptist Medical Center South. “Congratulations to the nurses, physicians and staff for this affirmation of their skill and dedication.”
The U.S. News
rankings are a GPS-like aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges,
said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow.“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” Comarow said. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The U.S. News
rankings were published by U.S. News
in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear
in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013
guidebook, to go on sale in August.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals