In the U.S. News & World Report annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has been rated as a High Performing hospital for Knee Replacement. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures and Conditions ratings. The annual Procedures and Conditions 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.
“It is gratifying to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for providing some of the best care in the nation for knee replacement patients,” says Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “This award speaks to the combined efforts of our skilled and dedicated physicians and staff who are committed to providing clinical excellence and patient-centered care.”
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and 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. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”