Sarasota Memorial Hospital earned top marks in U.S. News' 2021-2022 “Best Hospitals” list, released this week. This year’s rankings place SMH among the 50 “Best Hospitals” in America for specialized rehabilitation for people recovering from serious injuries and debilitating diseases. SMH also achieved “high performer” ratings in 15 procedures and conditions common among Medicare patients, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAA), aortic valve surgery, back surgery (spinal fusion), congestive obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, stroke and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals U.S. News evaluated, SMH was among 175 across the nation – and the only hospital in the Suncoast region – to earn a national ranking in at least one specialty. The annual list is designed to help patients make informed decisions when choosing a medical provider. See the full list here.