University of South Florida

USF Health hospital partner’s performance ranked among nation’s best

Tampa General Hospital named one of top 50 hospitals nationally in six medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2017) — U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News) has ranked Tampa General Hospital, USF Health’s primary teaching hospital, as one of the top 50 hospitals nationally in six medical specialties and second among hospitals in Florida for 2017-18.  For the second consecutive year, TGH was also named the top hospital in the Tampa Metro area, which includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties.


Morsani College of Medicine physicians hold leadership positions and/or serve as attendings in all six nationally recognized TGH medical specialties:

  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery  (TGH is USF’s primary cardiology practice site for inpatient and outpatient services.)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery 
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

Two of the six specialties have rapidly climbed the ranks.  Diabetes and Endocrinology advanced 14 spots to No. 13 this year, while Pulmonology jumped 20 spots to No. 28.

“This winning recognition exemplifies our joint commitment to elevating the level of care in our region through excellence in academic medicine, and is a testament to the great pride our physicians take in providing high-quality, team and evidence-based care,” said Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.

In addition, Moffitt Cancer Center, where USF continues to have a longstanding relationship and strong scholarly presence, continues to rank in the nation’s Top 10 Best Hospitals for Cancer.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, USF’s primary pediatric hospital partner, was ranked nationally by U.S. News in three specialties for children:  cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 28th year, are part of the U.S. News patient portal designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

Risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience and safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators were among the factors weighed.  For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide; only 152 were nationally ranked in at least one of 16 adult specialties.

The full rankings are available at

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