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BRANDON, FL (July 5, 2022) – HCA Florida Brandon Hospital has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the 10th time HCA Florida Brandon Hospital has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing Teaching Hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was recently published by Fortune.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates HCA Florida Brandon Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care,” said Tripp Owings, chief executive officer at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital. “We are very proud to be the only hospital in Florida to receive this recognition 10 years in a row.” 

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry,has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance. 

According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients. 

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components:  1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.  

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