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U.S. News & World Report Names NCH Among Best in Florida

Aug 13, 2020, Naples, FL |

NAPLES, Fla, Aug. 13, 2020 – NCH Baker Hospital has been recognized as a “Best Hospital for 2020-21” by U.S. News & World Report and the highest ranking in SW Florida.  And as a Mayo Clinic Care Network member, NCH is also our community’s local resource for access to the expertise provided by the #1 ranked hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report – Mayo Clinic.


The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.


NCH was also recognized as “high performing” in:

- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair               
- Colon Cancer Surgery
- COPD                                                               
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Heart Failure                                                   
- Hip & Knee Replacement


"The latest ranking by U.S. News & World Report places NCH within the top 5% of hospitals in the state of Florida," said Paul Hiltz, President & CEO, NCH Healthcare System.  “It is rewarding for our fine team of physicians, nurses, and medical staff to be recognized for the outstanding patient care they provide our community every day to help insure those who visit NCH live a longer, happier, healthier life.”


For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.


“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”


The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.


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