Orlando Health Hospitals Earn Best Hospital and High Performing Hospital Recognition from U.S. News & World Report

Jul 27, 2021 at 02:58 pm by pj


Hospitals receive high marks locally, across the state, in cardiovascular procedures and other specialties.


Orlando Health hospitals have been recognized as Best Hospitals and High Performing Hospitals for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.

Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital and Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital earned Best Hospital designations for Central Florida. The organization also ranked No. 2 in the Orlando Metro Area, and ranked No. 8 in Florida.

As a High Performing Hospital in several specialties, Orlando Health was recognized for care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.

Orlando Health rated high performing in aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, and heart failure. High performing marks were also achieved for back surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.

“We are honored to be recognized as best hospitals and as high performing hospitals,” said George Ralls, M.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Orlando Health. “The designations reflect our team members’ abilities and commitment to provide expert specialty care. As a trusted health care partner in the state, we are dedicated to bringing together the expertise, experience, research, technology, and innovation needed to offer the best treatment options to our patients.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

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.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.

The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.

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