Baptist Health Recognized as Most Awarded Healthcare System in South Florida based on U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Rankings

Baptist Health has once again been recognized as the most award-winning healthcare organization in South Florida based on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The organization’s hospitals and institutes are among the very best in America, securing a total of 45 awards.   

Baptist Health Baptist Hospital is recognized on the list as the #1 hospital in the Miami Fort Lauderdale metro area and the fifth in the State of Florida. Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute is ranked #39 in the nation in the Neurology & Neurosurgery category, among other High-Performing designations.  

Additional Baptist Health hospitals – Baptist Health Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Health South Miami Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West, and Baptist Health Mariners Hospital – are recognized as High Performing in several conditions and procedures, including diabetes, kidney failure, stroke, pneumonia, knee replacement, heart failure, geriatrics and more. 

Baptist Health is also recognized as High Performing in Cancer Care, Heart & Vascular Care, Brain & Spine Care and Orthopedic Care: 

  • Baptist Health Brain & Spine Care: Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute is ranked number 39 in the country for treating complex neurology and neurosurgery cases. Both Miami Neuroscience Institute and Marcus Neuroscience Institute, established at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, are recognized for clinical excellence in stroke care.
  • Baptist Health Cancer Care: Baptist Health Cancer Care is recognized as one of the best cancer programs in the nation, in the top 10% for treating the most complex cancer cases. Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute received High-Performing designations in colon cancer surgery; leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma; lung cancer surgery; and prostate cancer surgery. The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, also received the High Performing designation for colon cancer surgery. Additionally, Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute, which has neurosurgeons with dual appointments at Miami Cancer Institute, is now ranked among the top neurology and neurosurgery programs in the country.
  • Baptist Health Heart & Vascular Care: The Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute and Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute have both been cited for high performance in treating heart attacks and caring for those with heart failure.
  • Baptist Health Orthopedic Care: Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute is honored for excellence in both hip and knee replacement surgery. 

“The recognition by U.S. News & World report as being among the best in the nation is a testament to our commitment to high-quality care, research and innovation – and our community,” said Bo Boulenger, President & CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “Achieving this recognition is a direct result of the exceptional work and dedication of our employees and medical staff across the organization.”

The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or routine elective procedures. 

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience. 

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About Baptist Health South Florida 
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned institutes in cancer care, heart & vascular care, orthopedic care, and brain & spine care. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and the Baptist Health PineApp, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and is the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn.

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