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Hospital partners’ high quality performance ranked among nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report ranked Tampa General Hospital as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six adult medical specialties led or co-led by USF Health physicians


Tampa General Hospital, the primary teaching hospital of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM), was recognized this week by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) as the No. 2 best hospital in Florida and No. 1 again in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan area.

In addition, TGH was ranked one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six adult medical specialties that are led or co-led by USF Health physicians:

– Diabetes and Endocrinology: No. 24 (Falls under Internal Medicine, Robert Ledford, MD, department chief)
– Gastroenterology and GI Surgery:  No. 25 (Patrick Brady, MD, section chief; Rene Gomez Esquivel, MD, vice chief)
– Nephrology: No. 18 (Elias Doumit, MD, section vice chief)
– Orthopedics: No. 39 (Roy Sanders, MD, department chief)
– Pulmonology:  No. 46 (Mark Rumbak, MD, section chief)
– Urology: No. 28 (Lucas Wiegand, MD, section vice chief)

Moffitt Cancer Center, a critical contributor to MCOM’s teaching and research programs, was ranked No. 8 among best cancer hospitals in the nation. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, a pediatric hospital partner, ranked nationally in five pediatric specialties: neonatology, cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

The USNWR 2018-19 rankings compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. This year, a total of 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty. Criteria such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other measures largely determine the U.S. News rankings in most specialties.

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