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U.S. News & World Report Names Holy Cross Hospital One of the Best Hospitals in Miami Metro Area and State of Florida

US News best hospital in South Florida 2017-2018

Holy Cross Also Named High Performing in Eight Common Adult Procedures and Conditions

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – August 8, 2017 – Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale has been recognized in the top three of 64 hospitals for 2017-18 in the Miami metro area and has tied for 10th in the state in U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Hospital rankings.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of 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. Holy Cross Hospital also was recognized as high performing in eight common adult procedures and conditions evaluated by U.S. News & World Report: aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.

“Holy Cross strives for excellence in providing leading-edge care to the communities we serve," said Holy Cross President and CEO Patrick Taylor, MD. "This national recognition is a testament to the dedication of all of our doctors, nurses, clinical staff and Associates."

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For more information about the 2017-18 rankings, please visit U.S. News & World Report's FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook (ISBN 978-1931469869), available for pre-order from the U.S. News Store for delivery in late August.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.

ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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