Hospital earns high marks among local areas, across the state, and several specialties including all cardiovascular procedures and conditions.
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) has been recognized as a Best Hospital and as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
ORMC earned a Best Hospital designation for Central Florida, ranked No. 2 in the Orlando Metro Area, and ranked No. 9 in Florida.
As a High Performing Hospital in several specialties, ORMC was recognized for care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
ORMC rated high performing in all four cardiovascular procedures and conditions — transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and aortic valve surgery. High performing marks were also achieved for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.
“As one of the largest tertiary facilities in the region and Central Florida’s only Level One Trauma Center, Orlando Regional Medical Center is honored to be recognized for the health care we provide to our patients each day, across our broad spectrum of specialties,” said Mark A. Jones, president, ORMC. “We remain committed to building on our expertise, experience, treatment options, and research while advancing in technology and innovation. ORMC strives to discover new ways to ensure we remain a trusted health care partner for our community.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in its 31st year, is 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.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in its 6th year, is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, 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.
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.
The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
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Orlando Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $5.6 billion of assets under management. The system spans nine Florida counties with nearly 450 locations that include 13 wholly-owned or affiliated hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer centers, heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, more than 300 physician offices for adults and pediatrics, and 11 urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. In FY18, Orlando Health served approximately 167,000 inpatients, more than 2.7 million outpatients, and more than 20,000 international patients. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. Nearly 3,600 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with nearly 20,500 employees. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $620 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.