Cleveland Clinic Florida has reclaimed U.S. News and World Report’s distinction as South Florida’s Best Hospital.

The annual survey, released Tuesday, ranks 65 hospitals in the South Florida metropolitan area, which includes Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

This is the second top ranking in three years for the Weston-based hospital, which also has locations in Fort LauderdaleCoral SpringsParklandWest Palm BeachWellington and Palm Beach Gardens. Cleveland Clinic Florida earned the distinction in 2016 and dropped to second in 2017 behind Baptist Hospital in Miami-Dade County.

The hospital’s president and CEO, Dr. Wael Barsoum, said the distinction “speaks to the quality of care and universal commitment of all our caregivers to put patients first.”

Cleveland Clinic Florida was nationally ranked in two specialties — gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (25th) and orthopedics (42nd). It was ranked high-performing in cancer treatment; diabetes and endocrinology; geriatrics; and neurology and neurosurgery.

It was also ranked as high-performing in nine common conditions and procedures, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.

Cleveland Clinic Florida was ranked fourth-best statewide, behind Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Tampa General Hospital and UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

The top hospital nationally was Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; followed by Cleveland Clinic’s parent hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Rounding out this year’s top eight in South Florida are:

2. Baptist Hospital

3. (tie) Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale; Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood; Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach; University of Miami Hospital and Clinics

8. Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines

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Source: SunSentinel