BOCA RATON, FL – August 14, 2018 RELEASE PDF – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has again been recognized as a top-ranked regional hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–2019 annual review of its Best Hospitals. The Hospital is currently ranked 13th out of approximately 300 hospitals in Florida and 3rd in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, making it the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Last year, Boca Regional was ranked 16th in Florida and 6th in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked Boca Regional as a high-performing hospital in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.
“We are honored to have this recognition by U.S. News & World Report for the 4th consecutive year,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “It is strong testimony to our commitment to provide high quality healthcare that includes a spectrum of advanced clinical programs, the latest in medical technology, outstanding nursing and leading specialists in their respective fields.”
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.
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. 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.
“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.”