Memorial Hospital
November 12, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, FL, November 22, 2021 – HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center and Memorial Hospital have been named among America’s Best 100 Hospitals for stroke, pulmonary, prostate surgery and critical care according to Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

According to the new research released by Healthgrades, Orange Park Medical Center has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke, Pulmonary and Critical Care.  HCA Healthcare’s Memorial Hospital, was also named to the list with additional honors in Prostate Surgery. The hospitals named to Healthgrade’s list of America’s 100 Best Hospitals excel in providing exceptional care and are recognized as the top 2% in the nation for consistent clinical excellence.

The HCA Healthcare hospitals have demonstrated exceptional quality of care for patients across the First Coast. For patients suffering with prostate cancer, Memorial Hospital has been awarded for its surgical leadership. “The surgical oncology team at Memorial Hospital is committed to a culture focused on high-quality patient care and continuous improvement,” said Albert E. Holt, IV, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Hospital.  “We are very proud of this national award for recognizing our continued commitment to maintaining excellence in surgical patient safety.”

Sustaining a high level of care requires a hospital wide commitment and an ongoing ‘patient-first’ approach. “Healthgrades applauds Orange Park Medical Center and Memorial Hospital for rising to this challenge and recognizes them as the best in the nation. It is important that consumers consider hospital quality when it comes to selecting a hospital for their specific care needs,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer for Healthgrades.

“Our staff and providers really have a quality-centered mindset,” says Dr. Bradley Shumaker, Chief Medical Officer at Orange Park Medical Center. “The team involves the patient in their care plan, listens to them and ensures their safety is at the top of everyone’s mind.  Our team approach makes a measurable difference in the patient’s clinical outcome.”

According to Healthgrades, the importance of clinical success in key areas like Stroke Care, Critical Care, and Cardiac Care in the nation cannot be understated. “A commitment to excellence in these most challenging service areas is a hallmark of Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals,” says Dr. Bowman.

“We applaud Orange Park Medical Center and Memorial Hospital as the recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for their long-standing commitment to quality and superior clinical outcomes. As hospitals across the country continue to fearlessly treat patients during the time of COVID-19, it has never been more important to recognize those organizations that are delivering the highest quality care,” adds Bowman.