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Four Lee Health Hospitals Ranked in the Top 100 for Specialty Care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2020) --- Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are the recipients of several Specialty Excellence Awards and have been named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care™ for 2021 by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This designation recognizes hospitals that deliver superior quality and patient outcomes within a number of specialty service lines and focus areas.

All four hospitals earned superior performance ratings in the specialty areas of critical care, pulmonary care and stroke care, while Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital also saw high performance ratings in the areas of gastrointestinal care and general surgery. Additionally, each hospital earned Specialty Excellence Awards for cranial neurosurgery and neurosciences as well as bariatric surgery (LMH and HPMC).

“We are honored that Healthgrades named our adult acute care hospitals among the top-performing for specialty care,” said Larry Antonucci M.D., MBA, President and CEO at Lee Health. “This award demonstrates our commitment to delivering the ultimate patient experience. Lee County residents can be confident they are receiving world-class care when they walk through the doors at any of our hospitals.”

A Healthgrades analysis of 2017-19 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data found patients treated at top-rated hospitals have a lower average risk of death or complications than those treated at the lowest-rated hospitals for the same procedure or condition. The 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care recognizes the top five-ten percent of hospitals in the nation for exhibiting clinical excellence year over year.

The list is based entirely on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures across 16 specialties. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance for more than 4,500 hospitals across the nation annually based on Medicare inpatient data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database. No hospital can opt-in or opt-out, nor can they pay to be evaluated.

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines the specialty excellence recipients , please visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/specialty-excellence-americas-best-care-2021-recipients.

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