The Fort Lauderdale hospital ranked high-performing in five areas of care, tied for 3rd in South Florida and 13th in the state
Holy Cross Hospital has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th 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.
Holy Cross Hospital was also recognized as High-Performing in Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.
“Our physicians, nurses and associates are committed to serving the community with medical excellence, highly personalized care, sincere compassion and understanding,” said Dr. Patrick Taylor, president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital. “This ranking speaks to our operational excellence, effective stewardship, leadership nationally and outstanding outcomes. I am very proud of our team for this outstanding achievement.”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly 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, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety 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.