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Cleveland Clinic reclaims U.S

14 August 2018

Cleveland Clinic Florida was ranked fourth-best statewide, behind Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Tampa General Hospital and UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

Cleveland Clinic Florida has reclaimed U.S. News and World Report's distinction as South Florida's Best Hospital.

This is the second top ranking in three years for the Weston-based hospital, which also has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens.

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The top five USA hospitals for 2018-2019 were the Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minn.; Cleveland Clinic; Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital, Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital; and the University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, based in Ann Arbor. The rankings are produced by U.S. News with RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Not making the list this yearare DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township and St. John Macomb-Oakland in Warren.

UC Davis is the highest-ranking local hospital on the state list of best hospitals, where it came in at No. 5, the same position it held previous year.

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For example, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services often rates Rush University Medical Center more highly than Northwestern Memorial Hospital, awarding Rush five stars and Northwestern four in its most recent rankings. Measures include patient survival, number of patients, infection and adequacy of nurse staffing.

Cleveland Clinic is number two nationally and the University of Michigan Hospitals come in at number five. More than 1,100 hospitals were rated high performing in at least one common procedure or condition, and 29 received a high performing rating in all nine procedures and conditions evaluated.

ProMedica Toledo Hospital was ranked in Ohio's top ten.

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Cleveland Clinic reclaims U.S