Four Lee Health Hospitals Ranked in the Top Two and Five Percent
 in the United States for patient outcomes, quality
 
February 12, 2021 – All Lee Health adult acute care hospitals have been named among “America’s Best Hospitals™” for 2021, a distinction that places them in the top two and five percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This designation rewards hospitals that consistently exhibit comprehensive, quality care across all clinical areas. 
 
“We are honored to be recognized among the best in the nation for consistently providing safe, quality care,” said Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lee Health.  “This achievement is a testament to the extraordinary care that our amazing team provides and the lasting contribution they are having on the community’s health through achieving excellent outcomes.”
 
This year, Cape Coral Hospital earned a coveted Top 100 spot placing them in the top two percent of hospitals nationwide. Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital earned the Top 250 best hospitals designation placing them in the top five percent. The top distinctions mean patients at Lee Health hospitals are less likely to experience medical or surgical complications and have the best chances for survival during and after hospitalization.  
 
The list is based entirely on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for more than 4,500 hospitals across the nation annually based on Medicare inpatient data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database. No hospital can opt-in or opt-out, nor can they pay to be evaluated. To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s Best Hospitals™ award recipients, please visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/hospital-ratings-awards
 
The honor builds on Lee Health’s hospitals’ recent recognitions for quality and safety. Last year, all four Lee Health hospitals earned “A” grades in the Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual hospital safety grades. The group also named Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida a “top hospital” for the fourth straight year.
 
About Lee Health
Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Formerly known as Lee Memorial Health System, the organization began its second century of service with a new name in 2016. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.