Hospital achieves top-50 ranking in two specialties
UF Health Jacksonville has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital in three specialties for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report, including two top-50 national rankings. The hospital was also recognized for patient care in two other key areas.
The organization’s oral and maxillofacial surgery program was ranked 41st nationally, and its nephrology program was ranked 45th. The hospital was also singled out for high performance in the specialty of neurology/neurosurgery and in the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and heart failure.
“Our No. 1 goal as an organization is to keep getting better in patient care, and these latest rankings show we continue to move in the right direction,” said Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. “These recognitions exemplify our dedication to this community. I could not be prouder of the hard work and dedication from every one of our employees.”
In addition, UF Health Jacksonville increased its overall ranking among local and state hospitals, jumping from 22nd to 16th in Florida and from fourth to third in the Jacksonville region.
“This is another example of how our focus on quality is paying dividends, most importantly for the patient population we serve every day,” said Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, chief quality officer for UF Health Jacksonville. “Our data continues to improve every year. We believe moving forward, national rankings will reflect those numbers.”
The improvement in UF Health Jacksonville’s rankings with U.S. News & World Report follows other barometers that highlight the organization’s continued improvement. Earlier this year, UF Health Jacksonville was ranked one of the top 250 hospitals nationwide, or top 5 percent, in overall clinical excellence by Healthgrades, a national organization that analyzes the performance of hospitals across the country.
“Our community is fortunate to have incredible health care assets throughout this region, and we believe we are a big part of that, not only downtown and at UF Health North, but soon in Nassau County with our partnership in the Wildlight community,” Haley said. “Serving every person who comes through our doors with expert care and compassion is what makes this enterprise special. This latest list of rankings shows we are getting recognized more and more for our hard work.”
Kelly R. Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, FACEP
Chief Quality Officer, UF Health Jacksonville; Assistant Dean for Quality and Safety; Associate Chair and Director, Business Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine