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July 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 1


Kendall Regional Medical Center Named America's 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Services

New report identifies Kendall Regional Medical Center among the top hospitals nationally for excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, General Surgery, Prostate Surgeries and Gastrointestinal Care 
November 13, 2019 – Kendall Regional Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, General Surgery, Prostate Surgeries and Gastrointestinal Care according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. 
“The people of the organization have made a significant commitment to quality care and patient outcomes,” explained Dr. Manuel Anton, CMO, Kendall Regional. “This is evidenced by the ongoing staff training, growth of the medical staff, equipment updates and focus on benchmark performance.  Our teams have been diligent in their implementation and driven these impressive results.  We are very proud of these recognitions and look forward to continuing our accomplishments and adding new ones.”
The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers. Additionally, to be considered for an award in General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care, Kendall Regional Medical Center was evaluated in four of five procedures listed by MedPAR. 
Kendall Regional Medical Center has received numerous awards and recognitions. Some of their quality and clinical achievements include: 
• Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 4 years in a row (2017-2020)
• Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 5 years in a row (2016-2020)
• Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 10 years in a row (2011-2020)
• Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 9 years in a row (2012-2020)
• Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery for 2 years in a Row (2019-2020)
“Kendall Regional is proud to have consistently been recognized as a top hospital performer for many years,” said Brandon Haushalter, CEO, Kendall Regional. “Receiving these awards from Healthgrades is a continued validation of the incredible work our team of professionals do for our patients every single day.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at
About Kendall Regional Medical Center
Kendall Regional Medical Center, an award-winning 417-bed hospital, is recognized for providing a wide array of services to the residents of South Florida, as well as visitors from around the world. We offer 24-hour comprehensive medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including trauma and burn care, pediatrics and maternity services, an orthopedic and spine institute, along with patient and community services. For over 45 years, we have been committed to expanding and improving every facet of the organization, devoting significant time and resources to enhancing the facility, staff and medical care. Kendall Regional Medical Center has grown into a major tertiary-care teaching facility, with an outstanding staff that includes more than 1000 physicians and specialists and over 1,800 employees, all of whom place importance in making our patients feel welcome and comfortable. 
For more information visit or call 305.222.2200.
Kendall Regional Medical Center is a facility of HCA East Florida. HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has nearly 7,000 physicians on staff. For more information, visit
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
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