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U.S. News & World Report ranks Cleveland Clinic as #2 amongst U.S. hospitals

Cleveland Clinic Florida is the number 1 hospital in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area

WESTON, Florida, August 2018 – For the third consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic has been ranked as the number 2 hospital in the United States by US News & World Report; In addition, it is number 1 in urology and retains its position as the country’s number 1 hospital in cardiology and heart surgery, a position it has held for 24 consecutive years. Cleveland Clinic Florida is ranked number 1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market for 2018-2019, according to the annual “Better Hospitals” report recently published by U.S. News & World Report.

Cleveland Clinic Florida, which is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, showed its best performance in the entire state, ranking fourth among 257 Florida hospitals and keeping classified two of its specialties nationwide: Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, in position 25 and Orthopedics in position 42. You can see a complete list of recently classified hospitals at https://www.usnews.com/hospitals.

“Cleveland Clinic has a 30-year history of providing world-class care in South Florida, improving the health and quality of life of countless people and families throughout the region,” said Wael Barsoum, MD, CEO, and president of Cleveland Clinic Florida. “This recognition demonstrates the quality of care and the universal commitment of all our staff to put patients first, and why we are once again the most important hospital in South Florida.”

Cleveland Clinic Florida reached the “high performance” category in four specialties: Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Geriatrics, and Neurology and Neurosurgery.

For the first time, Cleveland Clinic Florida also achieved the “high performance” category in nine common conditions and procedures evaluated by US News & World Report: Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, surgery of colon cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.

“As a tertiary level hospital, we take care of very sick patients who need advanced and complex care, which is reflected in a high rating of patient acuity, along with hospitals classified nationally and much larger,” he added. Dr. Barsoum. “The demand for this high-quality complex care has led us to our current hospital expansion that will add 75 beds and increase our capacity by 50 percent. This will allow Cleveland Clinic to meet the growing needs of communities and patients in Florida to whom we are proud to serve. ”

Cleveland Clinic Florida undertook a major expansion in 2015, encouraged by USD$ 302 million in capital investments, which has resulted in the establishment of a medical office in Wellington this year, the opening of the Coral Springs Family Health Center of 73,000 square feet in July and in a major expansion of the Cleveland Clinic main campus in Weston, which consists of a new 221,000 square-foot tower in the hospital and the extension of the emergency department.

U.S. News publishes the classification of the best hospitals as a guide for patients who need a high level of care due to a particularly difficult surgery, a complex condition or additional risks due to other health or age problems. Objective measurements of data such as patient survival and safety, the adequacy of the staffing levels of nurses and others largely determined the classifications in most specialties.

About Cleveland Clinic Florida

Cleveland Clinic, with offices in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, is a nonprofit academic medical center that has several specialties and integrates clinical care and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has 250 medical experts in 55 specialties.

The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and an emergency service, located in its advanced hospital, 24 hours a day. According to the US News & World report of the best hospitals in metropolitan areas, during the 2018-2019 period, Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked number 1 among the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area and fourth in Florida.

Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing extraordinary patient care is based on the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation. Cleveland Clinic doctors are experts in treating complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose.

For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org.

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