Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 32 | August 10, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cleveland Clinic FL Among Best
Cleveland Clinic Florida's Orthopedics Program is Highest Ranked in Florida
For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Weston based Cleveland Clinic Florida among the best hospitals in the region and highest in Broward County. Overall, Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked second among hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area and eighth in Florida.

For the first time, the hospital's orthopedics program is ranked nationally, joining the top 50 programs at #31, making it the highest ranked orthopedics program in Florida. Cleveland Clinic Florida's gastroenterology and GI surgery program once again achieved national ranking, moving up to #42 in the country. A complete list of newly ranked hospitals is available online at:

"It is an honor to be acknowledged for the high-quality specialty care we provide our patients and to be consistently named one of the best hospitals in Florida for the past eight years," said Wael Barsoum, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Florida. "Our caregivers continue to focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients and, as a result, an increasing number of our programs have been nationally ranked and recognized as high performing." 

In addition to the regional rankings, Cleveland Clinic Florida's cancer and geriatrics programs were rated as high performing. Two procedures, hip replacement and colon cancer surgery, and two chronic conditions, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, were also rated as high performing.
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Baptist Health South Florida Earns Accolades; Flagship Facility Named Top Hospital in S. FL
The yearly U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue is one of the most anticipated publications by healthcare consumers. The 2017-2018 edition ranks Baptist Hospital as the #1 facility in the region, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
In addition, several other Baptist Health South Florida hospitals are recognized for being among the best healthcare providers in the nation. South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital are tied for #6 and Homestead Hospital garnered a ranking of #9.
"We are very proud that Baptist Hospital earned the top spot in our area for its commitment to excellence. We share this first-rate recognition with our physicians, nurses and employees, who carry out our mission of providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to our patients," said Brian E. Keeley, President and CEO of Baptist Health.
Boca Regional Again Garners Top-Ranked Regional Hospital Award
Boca Raton Regional Hospital has again been cited as a top-ranked regional hospital in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 annual review of its Best Hospitals. The Hospital is currently ranked 16th out of approximately 300 hospitals in Florida and 6th in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, making it the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.

U.S. News & World Report also rated Boca Regional a high-performing hospital in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.

"We are pleased to once again be acknowledged as a top-ranked hospital in the region," said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital.