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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3

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U.S. News and World Report Names Palmetto General Hospital a High Performing - Hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

August 22, 2019 – Palmetto General Hospital is pleased to announce it is being recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 
 
The annual U.S. News & World Report Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th 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 geared toward complex specialty care.
 
“Earning a ‘High Performing’ rating signifies that the care our chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients receive is ranked above the national average on the U.S. News and World Report’s scorecard,” said Ana Mederos, chief executive officer of Coral Gables.  “The Palmetto General Hospital team is very dedicated to taking care of each and every patient and serving the community.” 
 
For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Less than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating. 
 
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”
 
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.
 
                                                                                                                                                            
About Palmetto General Hospital 
Palmetto General Hospital is a 368 bed acute-care hospital located at 2001 West 68th Street in Hialeah, Florida. The hospital is part of Tenet Healthcare’s Miami Dade Group and has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of the Hialeah community for more than 45 years. 
Palmetto General Hospital offers a broad range of services including: adult and pediatric emergency care, maternity, mental health, hyperbaric, wound care, comprehensive stroke center, sleep disorders center, a cardiac and vascular program that includes both medical and range of surgical services as well as a bariatric program, surgical oncology and the hospital is also a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center.  
Palmetto General Hospital has constantly won achievement awards with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program. The hospital is a Joint Commission Accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center. Palmetto General Hospital is a recipient of the American Heart Association (AHA) American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke. Palmetto General Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Accredited as a Comprehensive Center, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program and a Bariatric Center of Excellence., American College of Surgeons (ACS). Palmetto General Hospital, recently named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission which is a fully accredited by the oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Palmetto General Hospital, please visit www.palmettogeneral.com or call 1-800-522-5292. 
 
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