USF Health academic partners among top hospitals nationally ranked by U.S. News

TGH_Exterior_Day_Feb08At Tampa General Hospital, USF faculty physicians play leadership roles in the six medical specialties that made the Top 50 list.

 U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News) has ranked Tampa General Hospital, USF Health’s primary teaching hospital, as one of one of the top 50 hospitals nationally in six medical specialties and the number one hospital in the Tampa Metro area for 2016-17.   The Tampa Metro area includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties.

Dr. Charles Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine is a member of TGH’s senior executive team, and TGH President and CEO Jim Burkhart, DSc, is a member of USF Health’s senior leadership team.  USF faculty physicians often hold leadership positions as division chiefs or medical directors in the nationally ranked TGH medical specialties.  Five of those six medical specialties received higher U.S. News spots this year:

  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery ranked #30, climbing five spots from last year.  TGH is USF’s primary cardiology practice site for inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology jumped from not ranked (NR) last year to #27 this year.
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery ranked #26, up 13 spots from last year.
  • Urology ranked #18, up 11 spots from last year.
  • Nephrology ranked  #18, rising 6 spots from last year.
  • Pulmonology ranked # 48, remains in the top 50.

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In addition, Moffitt Cancer Center, where USF continues to have a longstanding relationship and strong scholarly presence, was ranked the sixth best hospital for cancer in the nation — up from its 18th place spot last year.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, USF’s primary pediatric hospital partner for training of medical students and residents, was ranked nationally by U.S. News in six pediatric specialties:  cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neonatology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals ranking,  now in its 27th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

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U.S News sifts through data from nearly 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians to rank hospitals in 16 adult specialties. Death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation were among the factors weighed. Only 153 hospitals were nationally ranked in a specialty in 2016-17.

The full rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.