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SMH makes Newsweek top hospitals ranking for fifth straight year

At No. 146 in the U.S., Sarasota Memorial Hospital has made the Newsweek and Statistca Inc.'s top hospitals ranking.

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For the fifth straight year, Sarasota Memorial Hospital has been recognized among the world’s best hospitals in Newsweek and Statistica Inc.’s annual global ranking of hospitals.

It’s also the fifth year of the rankings by the magazine in collaboration with market research company Statistica, among approximately 2,300 medical institutions across 28 countries, including 440 hospitals in the United States and 16 in Florida. SMH-Sarasota is the only hospital in Southwest Florida to make the list, which is based on patient care quality metrics as well as surveys of patients, physicians and hospital staff. 

SMH is ranked 146th in the U.S. and was not among the top 250 in the world rankings.

“This kind of performance is possible because of the diligence and dedication of our entire team, from frontline physicians and nurses to the many other clinicians and non-clinical staff supporting their care,” Sarasota Memorial Health Care System CEO David Verinder said in a news release.

Newsweek releases the list each year to help consumers discover leading hospitals. In addition to the U.S., countries in the global study include Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan. 

The 2023 World Best Hospital rankings are available at



Andrew Warfield

Andrew Warfield is the Sarasota Observer city reporter. He is a four-decade veteran of print media. A Florida native, he has spent most of his career in the Carolinas as a writer and editor, nearly a decade as co-founder and editor of a community newspaper in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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