Cleveland Clinic Florida Ranked Highest in Broward by US News and World Report

July 16, 2013

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WESTON, Fla. – For the fourth year in a row, Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked highest among hospitals in Broward County in regional rankings in US News & World Report’s ranking of Best Hospitals 2013-2014. Overall, Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked fifth among 73 hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and 14th of 271 hospitals in Florida. A complete list of newly ranked hospitals is available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.

“Inclusion in this distinguished ranking demonstrates Cleveland Clinic Florida’s commitment to providing patients with the highest quality care, which is reflected in the positive outcomes we deliver,” said Bernie Fernandez, MD, president of Cleveland Clinic Florida. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for an organization of our size and speaks to the dedication of our physicians and employees who embrace our “Patients First” philosophy and give more than 100 percent each and every day.”

As in previous years, several of Cleveland Clinic Florida’s specialties, including cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and urology were ranked as high performing.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston and West Palm Beach, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has 230 physicians with expertise in 35 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked fifth among the 18 best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area in US News & World Report’s 2013-2014 ranking of Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose.

Media Contacts:
Arlene Allen-Mitchell (954) 659-5028 / allena@ccf.org
Shawn Yanan (305) 962-1768 / shawn.yanan@rbbpr.com