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The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll

Tampa General Hospital was ranked as Floridas second-best hospital in the U.S. News and World Reports 2018 Hospital Rankings released Tuesday, while Moffitt Cancer Center was named the countrys eighth-best cancer hospital.

Statewide, 21 of the Michigan's 132 hospitals made the magazine's best list.

University of Washington Medical Center also received top-20 national rankings in three specialties.

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For its rankings, U.S. News assessed more than 4,500 hospitals across the country, according to a statement released by Loyola following the rankings. UW Medical Center was also ranked as "high performing" in cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, urology and procedures including aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure care, colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery. For example, University of MI was ranked in ear, nose and throat (1), gynecology (2), pulmonology (5 tie), urology (5), cardiology (8), cancer (15) and orthopedics (21).

If hospitals do not rank among the top 50 in a specialty, they receive marks such as high performing, average, below average, unranked, ineligible or no scorecard.

The data used information from 4,500 different medical centers across the country to rank each one. "Through the hard work and dedication of our team we are transforming health care and providing our patients with the best possible outcomes".

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"For almost 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide", Ben Harder, Managing Editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News and World Report, said.

As Colorado's only adult academic medical center, University of Colorado Hospital provides clinical trials and innovative treatments through a strong partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Only three Milwaukee area hospitals were ranked. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The 29th annual list also credited some hospitals as high performing, with Aurora St. Luke's receiving the honor for six adult specialties and nine procedures and conditions. The overall ranking is determined by factors such as hospital volume and nurse staffing and surveys from board-certified physicians, according to the report's methods. Joining USCF in the top ten of the Honor Roll were: UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital.

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Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 11 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice.

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