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Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center and Gulf Coast Medical Center Ranked #15 in Florida

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 14 2020) -- Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center and Gulf Coast Medical Center earned recognition as a 2020 Best Regional Hospital, ranking #15 in Florida out of 251 hospitals evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. The hospitals (combined) earned “High Performance” ratings in four medical procedures and conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. Additionally, Lee Memorial and HealthPark Medical Center, which share the ranking because they share a Medicare license, earned “High Performance” ratings in lung cancer surgery and heart bypass surgery and Gulf Coast Medical Center in colon cancer surgery.

Cape Coral Hospital earned “High Performance” ratings in COPD and heart failure.

“This recognition from U.S. News & World Report is an endorsement that our hard work and dedication to continuously provide the highest quality, leading-edge, collaborative, patient-centered care is paying off,” said Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, Lee Health President & CEO. “As we continue to transform our processes and care delivery, we will look to our ‘high performing’ areas for continued inspiration and leadership.”

The annual U.S. News “Best Hospitals” analysis reviews facilities' performance in clinical specialties, conditions and procedures. Scores are based on several factors, including patient safety, survival, nurse staffing and more. Hospitals are ranked nationally and regionally within states and major metro areas.

The annual ratings in procedures and conditions focus on Medicare patients. U.S. News profiles and evaluates every hospital in the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey Database. In 2020, U.S. News evaluated data on nearly 5,000 hospitals, nearly all inpatient facilities in the country, in 16 adult specialties, ten adult procedures and conditions and ten pediatric specialties. Only 10-20 percent of hospitals were rated ‘High Performing’ in each of the specialties, procedures and conditions evaluated.