July 21, 2015
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U.S. News & World Report: Bascom Palmer best in ophthalmology

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been ranked the nation’s best hospital in ophthalmology for the 12th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.

“Receiving the No. 1 ranking for 12 consecutive years recognizes the exceptional expertise of Bascom Palmer’s team. Together, Bascom Palmer’s world-class ophthalmologists, vision researchers, nurses, ophthalmic technicians and support staff have one goal — to provide the ultimate in compassion and medical care to patients,” Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, professor and chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, said in a press release from Bascom Palmer.

In the 26th edition of the Best Hospital rankings, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was among 137 facilities, approximately 3% of the 4,716 analyzed, to be ranked in one or more of the 16 specialties: ophthalmology; cancer; neurology and neurosurgery; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; orthopedics; ear, nose and throat; pulmonology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; psychiatry; geriatrics; rehabilitation; gynecology; rheumatology; nephrology; and urology.

The Best Hospital rankings are designed to help patients identify hospitals that excel in treating life-threatening or rare conditions and include consumer data and information for almost 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

The ranking is derived from patient volume, risk-adjusted survival rates and adequacy of nurse staffing, among other care-related indicators. Because mortality is a key factor in the complex weighting system employed by U.S. News & World Report, ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology are judged using a reputation metric.

U.S. News & World Report expanded the number of physicians surveyed for the 2015-16 rankings, with RTI International producing the data.

In ophthalmology, the top 10 hospitals in the report are:

1. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute–Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, Miami

2. Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

3. Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital

4. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital

5. Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes, UCLA Medical Center

6. Cleveland Clinic

7. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

8. Duke University Hospital

9. USC Eye Institute–Keck Medical Center of USC

10. W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan

Data reprinted with permission from U.S. News & World Report.