SMH Earns Multiple Spots on U.S. News’ “Best Hospitals” List

SMH Earns Multiple Spots on U.S. News’ “Best Hospitals” List

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

SARASOTA (July 26, 2022) – Sarasota Memorial Hospital earned top marks in U.S. News' 2022-2023 “Best Hospitals” list released today.

This year’s rankings place SMH among the 50 “Best Hospitals” in America for rehabilitation for people recovering from serious injuries and debilitating diseases and for specialized urology care.

SMH also garnered “high performer” ratings for a third specialty, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, as well as 15 widely performed procedures and conditions common among Medicare patients. 
SMHCS CEO and President, David Verinder

"We are honored to once again be included in this prestigious list and recognized in such a wide range of specialties, conditions and procedures," said David Verinder, president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. "These rankings and ratings reflect our continuing focus on quality amid the pandemic, and we are extremely grateful to our team of physicians, nurses and staff providing exceptional care to our patients."

In addition to the 50 "Best Hospitals" rankings, SMH also was spotlighted as a “high performer” in the specialty of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery and in 15 procedures and conditions most common among Medicare patients, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAA)
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Kidney failure
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Stroke
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    SMH-Sarasota Campus President, Lorrie Liang

While the Best Hospitals’ specialty rankings are meant for patients with life-threatening or rare conditions who need a hospital that excels in treating complex, high-risk cases, U.S. News also rates hospitals as “high performing,” “average” or “below average" in 20 procedures and the conditions most common among patients 65 and older.

Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals U.S. News evaluates each year, SMH has repeatedly been ranked among the 50 Best Hospitals ranking in at least one specialty. And in Florida, SMH once again earned the #1 spot for the Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port region and #6 spot in Florida.

"Having two specialties rank among the 50 best in the United States, and receiving high performing ratings in a third specialty and 15 widely performed conditions/treatments demonstrates the value Sarasota Memorial delivers to our community," said SMH-Sarasota Campus President Lorrie Liang. "I am extremely proud of our team. Our reputation and best hospitals rankings are a reflection of their diligence, dedication and expertise."

Now in its 33nd year, U.S. News’ annual “Best Hospitals” rankings are published here.  

About Sarasota Memorial:

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, provides services for more than 1 million patients each year across its 2 hospital campuses, free-standing ER, and network of outpatient care centers. The system’s 895-bed flagship facility, Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best acute-care hospitals, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of care — from trauma, emergency and urgent care services to laboratory and diagnostic imaging, home health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Learn more at smh.com.

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