SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2024) – Sarasota Memorial Hospital was ranked among America’s 10 Best Hospitals in a new hospital quality study released by Money today.
The methodology for Money’s 2024 list of the best hospitals in America leans heavily on key quality and safety indicators – including low mortality and hospital readmission rates – as well as patient satisfaction and the experience of the hospitals’ doctors.
SMH-Sarasota immediately made the shortlist of safe, high-quality hospitals because of multiple national quality and safety rankings it receives each year, including consistently high 5-star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
But when factoring in the experience of its doctors and patients, SMH rose to #7 out of 115 standout hospitals in Money's final list of the best hospitals in the country. Money's quality ranking differs from others in that it scores hospitals not only hospital quality and safety indicators, but also factors in the experience of more than a million practitioners caring for patients in those hospitals.
“Our selection methodology takes a particularly fair and equitable approach to identifying high-quality hospitals with exceptionally experienced staff... each hospital's ranking score is, in large part, a product of how experienced its physicians are,” Money noted in today’s report and debut of its 2024 list of best hospitals.
For more information about Money’s best hospital list and methodology, click here.
About Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, with more than 1.5 million patient visits each year across its 2 hospital campuses, freestanding ER, and network of outpatient care centers. Its flagship 901-bed Sarasota hospital has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best, with superior patient outcomes and comprehensive network of outpatient. The public health system opened its second acute-care hospital, SMH-Venice, in November 2021 to serve the growing south Sarasota County region. For information, visit smh.com.