SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota Memorial was named one of the world’s best hospitals today in a global ranking of hospitals compiled for the second time by Newsweek magazine.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital was one of 10 Florida hospitals to make the list, which spotlights more than 1,500 hospitals across 21 countries. (Click here to see which U.S. hospitals made the list.)
Newsweek compiled the list in collaboration with global market research and consumer data company Statista Inc. Hospitals were selected based on medical performance indicators that included low mortality, complication and readmission rates, as well as recommendations from medical professionals and patient survey results.
The global recognition follows SMH’s ranking among America’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health and the hospital’s continuous 5-Star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“Our physicians and staff work hard every day to deliver the very best care – but even more so now as our team works vigilantly to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community," said Sarasota Memorial CEO David Verinder. "There is no better time to recognize our staff, physicians and community for their diligence and dedication to this community."
Newsweek said it compiled the list to help consumers discover the ways that leading hospitals — close to home and around the world — are shaping the future of medicine. The rankings include such renowned academic medical centers as Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic in the United States; Singapore General Hospital; and Charité, one of the largest research-based university hospitals in Europe, which according to Newsweek, employs more than half of Germany’s Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine.
“We know that dealing with a health crisis or a worrisome diagnosis, whether for yourself or a family member, can be overwhelming, and that knowing where to turn can lessen the stress,” Newsweek reported. “The researchers and experts who help build this authoritative list are keenly aware of what's going on in hospitals around the globe, and they can, with confidence, identify the ones that set the standard for excellent care.”
About Sarasota Memorial
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, with more than 1 million patient visits each year. Its flagship 839-bed, acute-care hospital has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s largest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services — from urgent care, trauma and emergency services to laboratory and diagnostic imaging, home health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. SMH is the only hospital in Florida to have consistently earned the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ highest 5-Star quality rating since the evaluation system launched in 2016.