Tampa General Hospital named to Newsweek’s 2022 World’s Best Hospitals list and one of only 3 Florida hospitals in the nation’s Top 100

Tampa General is the top-ranked Tampa Bay area hospital

TAMPA, Florida., March 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tampa General Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Hospitals in United States, according to Newsweek. The 1,041-bed academic medical center was recently ranked among the best hospitals in the world 2022 by the news magazine.

Tampa General is the highest ranked Tampa Bay hospital in the region and one of only three Florida hospitals to be in the nation’s top 100 on Newsweek’s list.

“Our entire team at Tampa General is focused on our vision to be America’s safest and most innovative university healthcare system,” said Jean Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General. “It is thanks to the unwavering commitment of our team members and physicians to providing compassionate, world-class care that we are ranked among the best hospitals in Florida and the nation’s top 100 by Newsweek. I am deeply grateful to work with such a dedicated and exceptional group of healthcare professionals on a daily basis.”

The World’s Best Hospitals 2022 ranking lists the best hospitals in 27 countries: United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Colombia. Countries were selected based on multiple comparability factors, including standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

The hospitals were selected based on three sources of data:

  • More than 80,000 medical experts – doctors, hospital directors, healthcare professionals from 27 countries were invited to participate in the online survey. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country as well as in other countries. Referrals for a participant’s own employer/hospital were not permitted.

  • Patient Experience Survey Results – publicly available data from existing patient surveys were used to analyze the patient experience. Patient surveys are usually conducted by insurance companies with patients after they are hospitalized. Examples of survey topics include overall satisfaction with hospital, hospital recommendation, and satisfaction with medical care.

  • Medical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – were collected from various public sources for most countries. Key performance indicators differed from country to country. Examples of data included are the quality of care for specific treatments, data on hygiene measures and patient safety and data on the number of patients per doctor and per nurse.

According to Nancy CooperNewsweek’s global editor, “The aim of this study is to provide the best data-based comparison of reputation and performance of hospitals in any country. We hope this will be useful not only for patients and families who seek the best care for themselves and their loved ones but also to hospitals that compare to their peers during a time of unprecedented change.”

Newsweek compared scores between hospitals in the same country, as different sources of patient experience and medical performance indicators were examined in each country. The US rankings listed 414 total hospitals that participated.

ON TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed nonprofit academic medical center, is one of America’s largest hospitals and provides world-class care as the region’s only trauma center. level I and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the highest-ranked hospital in the market in US News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals, and one of the top 4 hospitals in Floridawith five specialties ranked among the best programs in United States. The University Medical Center’s commitment to growing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious 2021 Forbes magazine rankings – America’s Top Employers by State, Third out of Florida’s 100 Companies and First Among Healthcare Organizations. health and social and 13and nationally in America’s Best Employers for Women. Tampa General is the safety net hospital for the region, caring for everyone regardless of ability to pay, and in fiscal year 2020 provided net community benefit worth more than $182.5 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education and financial support to community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and the primary teaching hospital for USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General is home to a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center and its 32-bed neuroscience intensive care unit is the largest on the west coast of Florida. It also houses the 82-bed Jennifer Leigh Muma Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group primary care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health, and 19 outpatient radiology centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care network of clinics powered by Fast Track, and they can even receive home visits in select areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the largest hospitals in the nation, Tampa General Hospital is the first in Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at lower cost. For more information, visit www.tgh.org.

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