Orlando Health Ranked Among Top Hospitals in the Country 

Dec 07, 2021 at 11:48 am by pj

Orlando  Five Orlando Health facilities were named as Top Hospitals in the country by the Leapfrog Group today. An independent national organization committed to healthcare quality and patient safety, the Leapfrog Group recognizes hospitals that prioritize healthcare quality for patients by implementing better systems to prevent medication errors, provide higher quality maternity care and lower infection rates. The recognition is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. 

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the Leapfrog Group awardof which only 149 were selected nationwide. The Top Hospital and Top Teaching Hospital awards were earned by the following Orlando Health facilities:  

Top General Hospital: 

  • Orlando Health South Lake Hospital 

 Top Teaching Hospital: 

  • Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital 

  • Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center 

  • Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital  

  • Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies 


To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. 

 We are proud to be among select hospitals that are recognized for prioritizing exceptional patient care and safety,” said George Ralls, M.D., chief medical officer, Orlando HealthProviding the communities we serve with the highest quality healthcare possible is our top priority. These awards are further confirmation that patients can be confident in Orlando Health’s dedication to providing the best care in the region.” 

 Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States. 


Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 16 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. Nearly 4,500 physicians, representing more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served nearly 160,000 inpatients and nearly 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com