What are some highly rated hospitals in Tampa, Florida?


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The highest rated hospital in Tampa, Florida, is Tampa General Hospital, which is ranked nationally in six adult specialties, according to USNews.com. Located an hour from Tampa is Sarasota Memorial Hospital, with an above-average heart attack mortality rate, and heart attack and failure readmission rates, on top of several other measures.

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Tampa General Hospital is rated the third best hospital in Florida, as of 2015. It has high ratings in medical specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. TGH is also high-performing in other specialties pertaining to cancer, diabetes, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery. The hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, located in Sarasota, Florida, outside of Tampa, is high-ranking for its emphasis on the safety of its patients. The hospital is rated the seventh best hospital in Florida and is also accredited by CARF. Sarasota Memorial has high performance ratings in the fields of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and hip and knee replacement surgery. They are also highly rated in the fields of gastroenterology and G.I. surgery.

Other hospitals near the Tampa, Florida, area that perform better than the national average in most categories are Mease Hospital of Dunedin, Mease Countryside Hospital of Safety Harbor, Morton Plant Hospital of Clearwater, Palms of Pasadena Hospital of St. Petersburg and Venice Regional Medical Center.

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