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 the rankings.
“It is an honor once again to be singled out by U.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:
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’