Three Orlando Health hospitals designated as Top Hospitals
Independent hospital watchdog organization recognizes excellence
Orlando, FL (December 5, 2023) – Three Orlando Health hospitals were named today as 2023 Top Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health system. Top Hospitals are recognized for having better systems in place to prevent medication errors, practices for safer surgeries and lower infection rates, among other commendable qualities. The recognition is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.
The Top Hospital and Top Teaching Hospital awards were earned by the following Orlando Health facilities:
Top General Hospital:
- Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital
Top Teaching Hospital:
- Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC)
- Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
“We are extremely proud for our hospitals to be recognized nationally as leaders in safety and patient care,” said George Ralls, MD, chief medical officer, Orlando Health. “The Top Hospital designations underscore the unwavering commitment of our entire team to providing the highest standards of healthcare excellence to the communities we serve.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. In November, five Orlando Health hospitals were recognized by the Leapfrog Group for patient safety and awarded ‘A’ grades. In addition to the three hospitals recognized as Top Hospitals, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital also received ‘A’ grades.
For hospitals to receive the Top Hospital designation, they must meet the Leapfrog Group’s high standards that are established and defined in each year’s Top Hospitals Methodology. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2023 Top Hospitals, visit http://www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.
The 3,429-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 25 of which are currently operational with four coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 375 outpatient facilities that include physician clinics, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,500 physicians.
In FY 23, Orlando Health cared for 197,000 inpatients and 6.6 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided nearly $1.3 billion in total impact to the communities it serves in the form of community benefit programs and services, Medicare shortfalls, bad debt, community-building activities and capital investments in FY 22, the most recent period for which this information is available.