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U.S. News and World Report Recognizes Holy Cross Hospital as High Performing in Orthopedics

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Non-profit hospital is also recognized among Top 10 in Miami-Dade and Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 16, 2013) – Holy Cross Hospital has been recognized as high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“We appreciate this important recognition of our orthopedic medical team which is committed to the mastery of leading-edge technology and experts in the latest biomaterials utilized in joint replacement surgery,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO, Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. 

One of the largest joint replacement providers in Florida, Holy Cross was the first in the world to use MAKOplasty® for partial knee resurfacing and more recently the first to use MAKOplasty® in South Florida for total hip replacement. Pioneers in the use of Ortho Sensor and Tenex Health's percutaneous tenotomy technology, Holy Cross surgeons serve on design teams for the latest knee and shoulder implants.

Holy Cross Hospital was also ranked as one of the Top 10 hospitals in Miami-Dade and Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

About Holy Cross Hospital:
A member of CHE Trinity, Inc., Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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