Earlier today, U.S. News published its annual Best Hospitals Honor Roll and not a single Florida-based hospital was ranked nationally in the top 20.
It is surprising that Florida does not have a single hospital in the top 20, since Florida is the third most populous state in the nation and is relatively affluent.
The U.S. News rankings suggest that the Florida medical system is not very good.
Of course, lousy healthcare outcomes don’t matter to most of us most of the time.
So, my advice is to avoid getting sick or injured in Florida, in which case you have nothing to worry about.
If, on the other hand, you need to depend upon mediocre to poor Florida healthcare providers to save your life…well…best of luck.
Top 20 U.S. News Rankings
PS. The more I dug into the U.S. News rankings, the worse things got. According to U.S. News, Florida hospitals are, at best, the average for the United States. However, when comparing South Florida hospitals (urban and affluent) to similarly situated hospitals in the United States, it is clear that many of the South Florida hospitals are below average for their peer group.