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Newsweek ranks SMH among the world's best hospitals

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  • | 5:00 a.m. March 4, 2024
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Newsweek has named Sarasota Memorial Hospital as among the world’s best in its sixth annual global hospital ranking. It is the only hospital in Southwest Florida to make the list.

For 2024, Newsweek and global data firm Statista ranked more than 2,400 hospitals across 30 countries. SMH-Sarasota was one of 412 hospitals in the United States and 18 in Florida to make the list, which is based on patient care quality metrics and surveys of patients, physicians and hospital staff. 

SMH-Sarasota, ranked No. 131 among U.S. hospitals, has earned a spot on the list every year since the global rankings began in 2019. 

“The people who work here are what sets Sarasota Memorial apart,” said Sarasota Memorial Health Care System CEO David Verinder in a news release. “There is a sense of pride and community ownership that has been passed down through the decades and continues to inspire us today.”

The goal of the study is to provide a data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance, according to Newsweek. In addition to quality of care, research and innovation, the publication notes consistency as among the most important qualities of top hospitals.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2024 ranking lists the best hospitals in 30 countries, selected based on comparability factors, such as standard of living and life expectancy, population, number of hospitals and data availability. The full list is available at


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