TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has been recognized as the top hospital in the Tampa-St. Pete Metro Area, and one of the nation's top 50 hospitals in six medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News also ranked TGH second among all hospitals in Florida.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
TGH was ranked as one of the top 50 hospitals nationally in these six medical specialties:
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
In addition, TGH received "High Performing" ratings in three medical specialties: cardiology & heart surgery, geriatrics, and neurology & neurosurgery.
"This recognition reflects the commitment of our staff and physicians working as a team to provide the best outcomes for our patients," said TGH President and CEO John Couris. "And we will continue in our efforts to become a top-tier, world class hospital that is focused on patient safety and quality."
"For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties."
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
For more information about the 2018-19 rankings, visit our FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2019" guidebook (ISBN 9781931469906), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in late September.
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ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital is a 1,010-bed Level 1 trauma center on the west coast of Florida that serves as the region's only center for comprehensive burn care. It is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, one of the nation's busiest adult solid organ transplant centers, and a nationally designated magnet hospital for quality nursing care. TGH is the only nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center in Hillsborough County and is also a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.
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