Special to The Miami Times

North Shore Medical Center has been recognized as a high performing hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News and World Report when it comes to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure.

“Earning a ‘High Performing’ rating signifies that the care our chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart patients receive is ranked above the national average on the U.S. News and World Report’s scorecard,” said Mark Racicot, chief executive officer of North Shore Medical Center. “The North Shore medical Center team is comprised of highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals and we consider this recognition to be a great honor.”

For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Less than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating.

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators. The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.

North Shore Medical Center, located at 1100 NW 95 St., in Miami, is part of Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade Group and has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of the North Miami community for more than 65 years. It has won achievement awards with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program; earned the 2018 Stroke and Target Stroke Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award; and the 2018 Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

For more information, please visit www.northshoremedical.com.

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