Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South recognized in U.S. News & World Report best hospitals 

Neurology and neurosurgery programs recognized as ‘high performing’; hospitals rank high in Jacksonville and Florida.

Jacksonville, Fla., July 26, 2022U.S. News & World Report has recognized the Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South as “High Performing” in their annual best hospitals list. In addition, the two hospitals ranked No. 2 in the metro Jacksonville region, and 11th best hospital in Florida.

A hospital can earn a High Performing ranking for U.S. News’ Best Hospital Procedures and Conditions in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

State- and metro-area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

“Any time Baptist Jacksonville is recognized for its performance, it is a credit to our caregivers and their dedication to providing patient- and family-centered care,” said Nicole B. Thomas, FACHE, hospital president of Baptist Jacksonville.

“To be recognized among 4,500 medical centers throughout the U.S. is a tremendous accomplishment and we are honored. It’s a tribute to our team members who serve our patients with the highest level of quality and care every day,” said Kyle Dorsey, FACHE, hospital president of Baptist South.

In June, Wolfson Children’s Hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery.


About Baptist Health
Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals have achieved Magnet™ status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida; and Baptist Home Health Care by BAYADA. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care, which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit

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