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UM’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute named best in the country

 

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The University of Miami medical school’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the best eye hospital in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released Tuesday.

The eye institute has topped the list for 11 straight years for its reputation among ophthalmologists. It’s one of only 3 percent of U.S. hospitals to be ranked in any specialty, according to the magazine.

“To be named No. 1 is a great honor; to be named No. 1 year after year and without interruption can only happen when you have an unwavering commitment to groundbreaking research, education and world-class clinical care,” Pascal J. Goldschmidt, dean of UM’s Miller School of Medicine, said in a statement.

Bascom Palmer performs more than 13,000 surgeries a year, according to U.S. News and World Report. The hospital also contributes to eye research: Doctors are conducting clinical trials using gene therapy, retinal chips, genomics and stem cell therapy.

The eye institute was also listed as the Miami metro area’s No. 1 hospital.

Also listed in the rankings:

• Miami Children’s Hospital, in Miami, ranked in the top 50 U.S. hospitals in nine pediatric specialties.

• Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, ranked No. 7 in the Miami metro area and No. 21 in Florida. Jackson Memorial’s Holtz Children’s Hospital ranked in the top 50 U.S. hospitals in seven pediatric specialties.

• Memorial Regional Hospital, in Hollywood, ranked No. 11 in the Miami metro area and No. 25 in Florida. It was high-performing in the ear, nose and throat specialty. Memorial Regional’s Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ranked in the top 50 U.S. hospitals in pediatric urology.

• Baptist Hospital of Miami ranked No. 2 in the Miami metro area and No. 9 in Florida. It was high-performing in 12 specialties.

• Cleveland Clinic Florida, in Weston, ranked No. 3 in the Miami metro area and No. 13 in Florida. It was high-performing in eight specialties.

• Mount Sinai Medical Center, in Miami Beach, tied for No. 4 in the Miami metro area and No. 14 in Florida. It was high-performing in six specialties.

• South Miami Hospital, in Miami, tied for No. 4 in the Miami metro area and No. 14 in Florida. It was high-performing in six specialties.

• Doctors Hospital, in Coral Gables, ranked No. 6 in the Miami metro area and No. 17 in Florida. It was high-performing in five specialties.

• Memorial Hospital West, in Pembroke Pines, tied for No. 7 in the Miami metro area and No. 21 in Florida. It was high-performing in three specialties.

• Broward Health Medical Center, in Fort Lauderdale, tied for No. 9 in the Miami metro area and No. 23 in Florida. It was high-performing in two specialties.

• University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, in Miami, tied for No. 9 in the Miami metro area and No. 23 in Florida. It was high-performing in two specialties.

• Homestead Hospital, in Homestead, tied for No. 11 in the Miami metro area and No. 25 in Florida. It was high-performing in urology.

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