On the rise
UF Health Jacksonville specialties climb in U.S. News & World Report rankings
UF Health Jacksonville has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital in five specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 “Best Hospitals” report, including a Top 50 national ranking in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The hospital was also recognized for patient care in three other key areas.
The organization’s nephrology program was also listed among the country’s top 100, coming in at No. 58. In addition, UF Health Jacksonville was singled out for high performance in the specialties of gastroenterology/gastroenterology surgery and urology, and in caring for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and heart failure
“Our focus continues to be on providing the best possible care to our patients, and I believe each year we take positive steps in that direction,” said Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. “Our goal is to be ranked among the best in each and every category — not only in the Best Hospitals report — but all others, and I know our entire staff is dedicated to that achievement.”
In addition to the high performing specialties, eight UF Health Jacksonville service lines improved their scores from last year.
“There are many ways to measure success in a hospital setting, and quality is among the most important. This organization is dedicated to that mission,” said Kelly Gray-Eurom, M.D., MMM, chief quality officer for UF Health Jacksonville. “Many of our specialties continue to improve each year, which we’re extremely proud of.”
“I think the last several months of focusing on the COVID-19 crisis has really shown how dedicated our employees are to helping not only our patients, but everyone in this community,” said Haley. “The pandemic has tested the strength of this organization, and I am incredibly honored to work alongside all of the people here.”