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Best Hospitals In Florida Ranking Includes 2 In Fort Lauderdale Area

Getting the right care is important, but knowing where to get it can be even more crucial. 

Two Broward County hospitals were ranked among the best hospitals in Florida by U.S. News and World Report. There are more than 260 hospitals in the state, the report notes.

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale tied for the No. 7 spot on the ranking, exceeding the expected standards of care in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. 

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Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston tied for No. 9, receiving its high marks in treating heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. 

Florida Hospital Orlando took the No. 1 spot. 

When the ranking is pared down to hospitals in South Florida, Baptist Hospital of Miami takes the No. 1 spot, with Holy Cross and Cleveland Clinic coming in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. 

The regional rankings took into consideration how the hospitals performed in five common care categories: hip replacement, knee replacement, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and COPD. It also looked at performance in 12 data-driven specialties, including cancer, gynecology, neurology and orthopedics.

“Being recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the top three of Best Regional Hospitals in South Florida and number seven in the state is a testament to the dedication of our doctors, nurses, clinical staff and associates,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick Taylor, M.D. “We strive to deliver leading-edge quality care right here in the communities we serve.”​

A national ranking put six Florida hospitals—including Florida Hospital Orlando and UF Heath Shands Hospital in Gainesville—among the top for specific specialties. 

For the national ranking, the publication looked at hospital performance in 16 specialties (the 12 in the regional ranking, as well as four reputation-only specialties, including ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology). The publication looked at data for nearly 5,000 hospitals and surveys from more than 140,000 doctors to come up with the results. Factors included, but were not limited to, death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation.

U.S. News and World Report advises against using its ranking as the sole factor in determining where to seek care. 

Visit U.S. News and World Report for a more detailed list of the best hospitals in Florida and the best hospitals in the nation

This post has been updated with a statement from Holy Cross Hospital.