Leesburg Regional Medical Center has been named among the top 20 hospitals in the Orlando metropolitan market.
That’s according to U.S. News & World Report, which releases an annual Best Hospitals ranking. Now in its 30th year, the rankings 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.
LRMC also was recognized as a high-performing hospital in four specialty programs – heart bypass surgery, heart failure treatment, care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and knee replacement surgery. High performing is the highest rating U.S. News awards for these types of care and recognizes areas that were significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
“We are honored that our team has earned this sustained recognition for providing excellent, high-quality care to our community,” said Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, the not-for-profit parent company of LRMC, The Villages Regional Hospital and TVRH Rehabilitation Hospital. “When we are acknowledged by a national publication that has very strict criteria for how they grade hospitals, and we stack up with some of the best hospitals in the state, it’s just another validation of our caring experts who are by your side delivering life-saving treatment close to home.”
In the past, the report ranked hospitals with a numbers-driven approach, but this year, U.S. News took a deeper look at the patient-centered care and the difference in patient population at 4,500 medical centers nationwide. The rankings are based primarily on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing.