MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has achieved another historic milestone. For the 10th consecutive year, the renowned institute is ranked No. 1 nationally in ophthalmology in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.
“This remarkable decade-long streak as No. 1 confirms Bascom Palmer’s reputation as America’s leader in providing the most advanced and comprehensive vision care,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Miller School and CEO of UHealth. “Our amazing Bascom Palmer team is consistently redefining excellence – in vision research, clinical care and education – which brings hope to patients with some of the world’s most debilitating ophthalmological conditions.”
Reflecting on the past 10 years at the top of the rankings, Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Chairman of Bascom Palmer, also credited Bascom Palmer’s high-performance team.
“Reaching this 10-year milestone has everything to do with the tireless commitment of Bascom Palmer’s ophthalmologists, vision researchers, nurses, ophthalmic technicians, and support staff,” Alfonso said. “I am honored and privileged to be a part of Bascom Palmer’s performance as the nation’s most sought-after medical destination for ophthalmology, and look forward to setting the bar for patient-centered care for decades to come.”
Six other specialties of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital – cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry, and urology – were recognized by U.S. News for high performance. University of Miami Hospital also was rated as high performing in neurology and neurosurgery.
In addition to Bascom Palmer’s recognition, U.S. News rated the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center among the best hospitals in the state. University of Miami/Jackson is ranked No. 1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and No. 6 in Florida – prestige that comes just five weeks after Holtz Children’s Hospital at University of Miami/Jackson was rated among the nation’s top children’s hospitals in U.S. News’ 2013-14 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. Holtz ranked 22nd in gastroenterology and GI surgery (up 17 spots from last year), 22nd in nephrology (up four spots), 32nd in neonatology (up nine spots), 38th in urology, 40th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 45th in diabetes and endocrinology.
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