For the fourth consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Weston Hospital received the highest ranking by U.S. News & World Report when comparing hospitals in the tri-county area. The No. 1 ranking for the 2021-2022 list means it is the only hospital to earn the top spot for four successive years.
“It is an honor for our Florida hospitals to be recognized by our peers for our focus on quality and patient safety,” says Conor Delaney, MD, PhD, CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic Florida region. “These accolades belong to our dedicated team of caregivers who are truly committed to providing exceptional service and putting patients first.”
The annual survey ranks 67 hospitals in the local metropolitan area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and throughout the state of Florida. Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital ranked fifth of approximately 180 evaluated facilities across Florida. Other accolades for the healthcare company included Cleveland Clinic Martin Health being tied for 25th and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital being named the 31st best hospital.
The Weston Hospital’s Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Program finished as the 33rd ranked in the country. The Weston hospital’s departments also garnered recognition as four specialties were ranked “high performing,” including Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology. The hospital also obtained praise for 13 standard procedures and conditions, which received “high performing” rankings in:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Back Surgery (spinal fusion)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Colon Cancer Surgery
- Heart Attack
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Heart Failure
- Hip Replacement
- Kidney Failure
- Knee Replacement
U.S. News uses its Best Hospitals list to guide patients seeking a high level of care to the best facilities near them.