The Department of Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic Florida has been ranked #38 in the country in U.S. News's 2009-10 publication of America’s Best Hospitals, accessible online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. Cleveland Clinic is one of only three Florida-based gynecology programs to make the top 50 rankings.
“The gynecology team has an outstanding reputation for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders, gynecological surgery and other women’s health issues, and we congratulate them on achieving this national recognition,” said Bernardo Fernandez, MD, chief executive officer of Cleveland Clinic Florida. “Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to implementing a higher standard of care through evidence-based medicine and innovative research.”
The Department of Gynecology, chaired by G. Willy Davila, MD, includes a team of eight board-certified gynecologists. Program offerings include minimally invasive and robotic surgery and pelvic reconstruction surgery. Cleveland Clinic is also home to one of only 28 urogynecology fellowship programs in the United States, a specialization that focuses on pelvic floor conditions in women.
Now in its 20th year, the multi-platform 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals guide is the most extensive hospital ranking to-date. It includes rankings of 174 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties – with full data available online for another 1,500 unranked hospitals.
"When the stakes are high, you want the best care you can get for someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor. "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients."
In addition to the hospitals that appear in one or more specialty rankings in the print magazine, the 2009-10 America’s Best Hospitals package includes an online consumer guide where readers can find information on more than 1,500 hospitals that qualified for rankings, but did not score high enough to be ranked (fewer than one-third of the 4,861 U.S. hospitals evaluated did qualify).