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SMH earns publication's annual Top 50 Hospitals status

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  • | 5:00 a.m. August 4, 2023
Rendering of the new Research and Education Institute at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Rendering of the new Research and Education Institute at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital has been ranked among the U.S. News & World Report’s “50 Best Hospitals” list in two specialty areas. 

Of the nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated annually, for 2023-24 SMH-Sarasota is ranked No. 31 for specialized rehabilitation, up from No. 35 last year, and No. 46 for obstetrics and gynecology care, a new national ranking this year.

“This year’s rankings and ratings from U.S. News are a tribute to the breadth, depth and quality of care Sarasota Memorial provides every day, from routine treatments and procedures to complex, rare and high-risk cases,” said Sarasota Memorial Health Care System CEO David Verinder in a news release.

Hospitals that demonstrate exceptional performance in multiple procedures and conditions also earn state and regional recognition. This year, SMH tied for No. 5 in Florida, up from No. 6 last year, and maintained its longstanding status as the No. 1 hospital in the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan region.

SMH also received “high performing” recognition by U.S. News & World Report for specialities including gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology. While the specialty rankings are meant for patients with life-threatening or rare conditions, U.S. News also rates hospital performance on more commonly performed procedures and conditions such as hip replacement and heart failure. 

In addition to the broader specialty rankings and ratings, SMH-Sarasota received high-performing ratings for 13 specific procedures and conditions.

Now in its 34th year, the complete U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings can be found at


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