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SMH ranks #1 in South Florida for Overall Quality, Safety & Care

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US News & World ReportSARASOTA (July 21, 2015) – In its 2015-16 Best Hospitals report, U.S. New & World Report ranks Sarasota Memorial #1 on the Suncoast for overall quality, safety and care.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Over the past decade, Sarasota Memorial has been recognized nationally in multiple specialties – and remains the only local hospital consistently ranked as the region's best. 

In U.S. News’ 2015-16 Best Hospitals regional rankings, Sarasota Memorial ranked:

  • #1 in the Sarasota-Venice-North Port-Bradenton region
  • Tied for #7 among all Florida hospitals for overall quality, safety and care

On a national level, the health system ranked as a "high performer" (top 10 percent in the nation) for the adult specialty Gastroenterology and GI Surgery and received “high performer” ratings in four of the five most common procedures/conditions needed by hospitalized patients that U.S. News evaluated: 

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart failure  
  • Hip replacement  
  • Knee replacement


About Sarasota Memorial
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services, with more than 800,000 patient visits a year. Sarasota Memorial’s 806-bed acute care hospital has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation’s largest, safest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services– from urgent care clinics and physician groups, laboratory and diagnostic imaging centers, to home health and skilled nursing & rehabilitation. 

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