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Memorial Hospital Ranked High-Performing in Nine Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

July 16, 2012

Best of Region

Jascksonville, FL -- Memorial Hospital has been named a “U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital” in the publication’s annual Best Hospitals issue.

Memorial Hospital was ranked high-performing, meaning it scored in the top 25% of hospitals nationwide, in nine medical specialties:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology

The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow.

U.S. News & World Report takes into account patient survival rates, patient safety rates, technology, and patient services offered.

“We are very pleased the quality care we provide our patients every day is being recognized by such a well-respected organization,” said Memorial President & CEO James O’Loughlin. “Our entire staff works tirelessly to make sure our patients get the best medical experience possible.”

This is the latest in a series of independent studies that have given Memorial Hospital positive marks for patient safety. Earlier this month Consumer Reports ranked Memorial in the top 10% of hospitals in Florida in terms of patient safety. Just last month Memorial Hospital received positive scores for patient safety by the independent Leapfrog Group. Memorial is also the only hospital in Jacksonville to be named a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.