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NCH Healthcare System on U.S. News and World Report Top 25 List in Florida

NCH Healthcare System on U.S. News and World Report Top 25 List in Florida

Naples, FL - July 25, 2014 - U.S. News & World Report has released its list of top 25 medical centers in Florida. The NCH Healthcare System is the only healthcare system in Collier and Lee Counties to make the list, and is ranked #17 in Florida. The report looked at 265 hospitals in Florida. This is the 25th year the publication has ranked hospitals.

The 2014-15 U.S. News and World Report national rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology.
NCH has been ranked “high-performing” in the following five specialties: Orthopedics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Urology, and Geriatrics.

“We appreciate being nationally recognized for the third time by this most trusted news organization,” said Allen Weiss, M.D., President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “The residents and visitors in Southwest Florida deserve great health care and the NCH team continues to demonstrate its commitment to deliver the highest levels of excellence across the board. These rankings and accolades are a reflection of the important work being done every day for our patients.”

U.S. News bases the rankings largely on objective data on hospital performance, such as patient survival rates and resources like nurse staffing. Each hospital's reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor.

The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

About NCH Healthcare System
The NCH Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, multi-facility healthcare system located in Naples, Florida, United States. The System is more than just two hospitals (referred to as the NCH Downtown Naples Hospital, and NCH North Naples Hospital) with a total of 716 beds. The NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of 636 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida. The services offered by the NCH Healthcare System are extensive. Inpatient services include: medical, surgical, cardiac, orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, oncology, emergency treatment, and diagnostics. Outpatient services include: rehabilitation, home care, urgent care, wound healing, and more. This year the system had 36,000 admissions, 91,000 emergency room visits, 3,000 births, 386 open heart surgeries, 11,000 surgical procedures, and 3,900 employee colleagues. NCH is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. For more information, visit www.NCHmd.org

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