Baptist Health Floyd has been ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” for the Louisville Metro Area in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings. Baptist Health Floyd is the only Southern Indiana hospital to make the list. The hospital is recognized in five specialty areas, including Heart and Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology, Kidney, Pulmonary and Geriatrics. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.
Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties–death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, were also factored in. The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well enough to be ranked.