U.S. News & World Report ranked Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South 11th in Florida, which is in the top 5% of all hospitals in the state.
The two Baptist Health hospitals also ranked 50th nationally for gynecology services, and “high performing” in the following specialties:
In addition, Baptist Jacksonville and Baptist South were ranked as high performing in the following procedures/conditions:
- Heart failure (Baptist Medical Center Beaches also received this designation.)
- Hip and knee replacement
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions.
“To be recognized among nearly 5,000 medical centers throughout Florida and the U.S. is an accomplishment we owe to our expert physicians, nurses and team members,” said Michael A. Mayo, FACHE, hospital president of Baptist Jacksonville.
“Our goal is to provide our patients with innovative, high-quality, compassionate care every day,” said Nicole Thomas, FACHE, hospital president of Baptist South. “This objective ranking shows that we are delivering the type of care our patients require and expect.”
In addition, Wolfson Children’s Hospital was ranked among the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Diabetes & Endocrinology, Orthopedics and Urology in June.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.