SARASOTA, FL -- Sarasota Memorial was rated among the top hospitals in the nation, according to a Consumers' Checkbook survey reported in the May/June 2009 issue of AARP The Magazine.
Just 125 hospitals made the list, available on www.aarpmagazine.org/health.
Consumers' Checkbook, a nonprofit research organization, surveyed doctors for hospital recommendations and rated nearly all acute-care hospitals in the United States based on death rates, complication rates, patient recommendations and other measures. The watchdog group compiled the results into the Consumers' Checkbook Guide to Hospitals.
AARP The Magazine debuted a new interactive map listing Consumers' Checkbook's top-ranked hospitals in the nation's 53 largest population centers.
Sarasota Memorial was the study's highest-rated hospital in the greater Tampa Bay area. The hospital's scores in each of the listed survey categories surpassed national averages.
"Sarasota Memorial's staff and physicians have long been dedicated to providing the highest level of care and service to the community, so this national honor truly is a validation of their great work," said Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie.
About Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional medical center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services. It is the only health care provider in the region ranked among U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals,” recognized among “America’s Safest Hospitals” by Forbes.com and awarded Magnet designation – the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing.
Date Published: March 25, 2009
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