Great Ranking For Boca Raton Regional Hospital, No Ranking For West Boca Hospital

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Boca Raton Regional Hospital is again ranked a top hospital in Florida by US News and World Report in its annual report. 

Neither West Boca Medical Center nor Delray Medical Center made the list (unless you count the directory section). In fact, Delray Medical Center received just one star for the “patient experience” section of the report. West Boca received two stars (out of five), but just one for “satisfaction with hospital room cleanliness.”

We chronicled a horrific pediatric experience at West Boca Medical Center back in 2012. Looks like not much has changed.

Here’s the official press release from Boca Raton Regional. We’re not expecting a press release from Tenet which owns West Boca and Delray.

BOCA RATON, FL – August 8, 2017 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has again been cited as a top-ranked regional hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017–2018 annual review of its Best Hospitals. The Hospital is currently ranked 16th out of approximately 300 hospitals in Florida and 6th in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, making it the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.

U.S. News & World Report also rated Boca Regional a high-performing hospital in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.

“We are pleased to once again be acknowledged as a top-ranked hospital in the region,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “Of the more than the 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationally by U.S. News & World Report, barely 10% earned this prestigious accolade. It is truly gratifying to receive such a significant honor for the level of care we provide.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

The regional hospital rankings are aimed primarily at consumers who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 16 specialties, procedures and conditions.

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