U.S. News & World Report names Orlando Health hospitals among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery

Orlando Health hospitals also earned regional, high performing recognition from U.S. News

Orlando, Fla. (August 1, 2023) – U.S. News & World Report has recognized Orlando Health hospitals in three categories in its 2023-24 Best Hospitals rankings. The distinctions include a top 50 national ranking in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery; regional rankings in Florida and the Orlando area; and high performing ratings in adult specialties and adult procedure and conditions.

Best Hospitals

On a national level, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, and Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital ranked No. 49 in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery. The hospitals also ranked high performing in three additional specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, Urology.

Best Regional Hospitals

On a regional level, Orlando Health ORMC, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips, Orlando Health South Seminole, and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital were on the list of Best Regional Hospitals in Central Florida.

High Performing Hospitals

In the ‘individual procedures and conditions’ category, U.S. News rated Orlando Health ORMC, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips, and Orlando Health South Seminole high performing in 12 procedures and conditions: Aortic valve surgery, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Colon cancer surgery, Diabetes, Heart attack, Heart bypass surgery, Heart failure, Kidney failure, Knee replacement, Leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, Lung cancer surgery and Stroke.

Orlando Health South Lake rated high performing in seven procedures and conditions: COPD, Diabetes, Heart attack, Heart failure, Kidney failure, Pneumonia and Stroke.

Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital rated high performing in three procedures and conditions: Diabetes, Heart attack, Heart failure.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg rated high performing in two procedures and conditions:  Diabetes and Stroke.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery,” said Jamal Hakim, MD, chief physician officer, Orlando Health. “We are also honored to be recognized in Central Florida as having several Best Hospitals, in addition to having a dozen specialties, procedures and conditions rated as high performing by this prestigious organization. These distinctions demonstrate the expertise and commitment of our doctors, nurses, and other team members to the health care needs of our community.”

About the Rankings and Ratings

Best Hospitals rankings assist patients and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking.

Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

High Performance Hospitals ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patientsand their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

For more information on the U.S. News Best Hospitals, explore Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #BestHospitals.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 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 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include 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 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

Related Articles