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1/30/2024 5:00:00 AM Member News

HCA Florida Healthcare Hospitals Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades as America’s Best Hospitals

HCA Florida Memorial and Orange Park Hospitals Recognized in the top 5% nationwide


Jacksonville, Florida – January 24, 2024 – HCA Florida Memorial and Orange Park Hospitals are among America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2024, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. In addition, HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital is included in America’s 100 Best Hospitals. This achievement puts these HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance.


HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital is included in the list of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for the first time, but has been recognized as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals consecutively since 2022. HCA Florida Memorial Hospital has been among America’s 250 Best Hospitals since 2023.


In addition, HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals are among the top providers in Northeast Florida in numerous key specialties. HCA Florida Memorial and Orange Park Hospitals received 90 quality awards in multiple specialties, including Critical Care, Gastrointestinal, Neurosciences, Orthopedics and Surgical Care. These rankings reflect HCA Florida Healthcare’s commitment to providing the best care possible and distinguish the network as a leader in the state for specialty care.


“We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals. HCA Florida Healthcare prioritizes high quality care with every patient interaction, and we will continue to strive for excellence as we serve our community,” said Jeff Taylor, CEO of HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital.


“Both of our Jacksonville hospitals consistently deliver exceptional clinical outcomes for patients in our community and these accolades are the direct result of the hard work of our hundreds of physicians, nurses and clinicians. Their passion and dedication to excellence in service of their patients is unparalleled,” said Reed Hammond, CEO of HCA Florida Memorial Hospital. 


Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on what matters most–patient outcomes. The organization uses risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for more than 30 conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine the top-performing hospitals. The Healthgrades 2024 analysis revealed significant variation in hospital performance, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs.

“Healthgrades commends HCA Florida Memorial and Orange Park Hospitals for their leadership and continued dedication to high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “With several of its hospitals among America’s 250 Best Hospitals, HCA Florida Healthcare is elevating the standard for quality care nationwide and ensuring superior outcomes for the patients in their community.”

HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals were recognized as leaders in specialty care across the state and nationwide, with a combined 122 honors for top performance. Nine HCA Florida Healthcare facilities are home to specialty programs named to Healthgrades’ America’s Best 100 Hospitals for specific care for their commitment to providing high-quality patient care and delivering consistently exceptional outcomes.

To see each hospital’s rankings and awards, please visit the Healthgrades website.


About HCA Florida Healthcare in Jacksonville

HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 500 affiliated sites of care. It is a collaborative network connecting approximately 11,000 physicians, 49 hospitals, over 50 urgent care centers and more than 350 physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. In Jacksonville, HCA Florida Healthcare Memorial Hospital and HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital are part of this network of personalized care.  Both are full service, acute care, Level II trauma hospitals fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and both are ranked as one of the best hospitals in the country for heart, lung, and surgical care. For more information about services, facilities and physicians, please visit www.hcafloridahealthcare.com.