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Ocala Hospital and West Marion Hospital rank number 1 in Florida by Healthgrades

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital Among Top 5% of Hospitals in the Nation

January 31, 2024

Ocala, FL HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital announced today the hospitals rank No. 1 in Florida for joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, vascular surgery and surgical care in 2024, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. Both HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital are also among the top 250 hospitals in the U.S in for hospital quality in 2024. These achievements put HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance, a reflection of the commitment of both hospitals to exceptional patient care, and distinguish the two hospitals as among the state’s leading healthcare providers for specialty care.

“At HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital, our mission is simple yet profound: above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. We are dedicated to making quality healthcare accessible, driven by our commitment to excellence,” said HCA Florida Ocala Hospital CEO Alan Keesee. “Year after year, we are grateful to receive Healthgrades’ top distinctions, a testament to the tireless dedication and hard work of our colleagues and care teams in ensuring outstanding patient experiences.”

To determine the top hospitals for 2024, Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for more than 30 conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Unlike other hospital studies, Healthgrades ratings are based solely on what matters most: patient outcomes. The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed significant variation in hospital performance, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020-2022, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to America’s 250 Best Hospitals, on average, 178,402 lives* could potentially have been saved.

“Healthgrades is proud to recognize HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital as top facilities in Florida across numerous specialties, including joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, vascular surgery and overall surgical care,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals with a No. 1 ranking in their state deliver consistently superior outcomes for the patients in their community. Consumers should feel confident knowing that they have access to top-ranked care at HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. View the complete 2024 America’s Best Hospital Awards Methodology.

Published:
January 31, 2024
Location:
HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, HCA Florida West Marion Hospital