On the flip side, we are also seeing some great high numbers. The majority of our patients have follow-up appointments scheduled before they leave the hospital, and most of them are keeping their appointments. Additionally, our UF physicians have put practices in place and are seeing the highest numbers ever experienced for excellent diabetes control, weight control, smoking cessation and patient-centered care.
UF Health Jacksonville received two prestigious clinical awards and has been ranked as one of the top hospitals in multiple areas of care in the latest report released by Healthgrades, a national organization that analyzes the performance of hospitals across the country.
Among UF Health Jacksonville’s achievements are two clinical quality awards in cranial neurosurgery and critical care. We are the only hospital in Northeast Florida to receive these distinctions.
The Healthgrades 2019 evaluation of the nation’s hospitals reveals the importance of consumer access to high-quality care and analyzes the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide, as measured by risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates. This analysis identifies the top-performing hospitals — namely those whose outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected.
We achieved 5-star ratings from Healthgrades in the following categories of patient care:
Our great work is finally starting to show up in public reports. Congratulations to all.