U.S. News & World Report’s rankings are based on the hospital’s level of acuity of care, its brand recognition and the quality scores for the patient care service lines. Ranked service lines and high-performing service lines drive the hospital’s quality scores. The University of Florida Board of Trustees has challenged UF Health Jacksonville to be No. 1 in the region and in the Top 10 in Florida by 2025.
To achieve a higher ranking, the hospital needs more high-performing service lines, and several are close to achieving that status.
Focused work to maintain the ranked service lines and move several more service lines into the high-performing category has been a major priority. Hospital inpatient and ambulatory clinic coordination-of-care projects and enhanced continuum-of-care performance improvement initiatives are well underway in several departments. The engagement of the department chairs, physician champions, ambulatory clinic leadership, clinic staff and case management has been extraordinary. This work translates into direct benefits for our patients.