2011-08-04 / Healthy Living

U.S. News ranks Jupiter Medical as 9th on ‘Best Hospitals’ list

Jupiter Medical Center ranked No. 9 of 69 hospitals in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Metro Area in U. S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings.

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, also were 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.

In addition to the overall ranking, Jupiter Medical Center was recognized as “high performing” in five specialty areas, including cancer, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, kidney disorders and neurology and neurosurgery.

Among Jupiter Medical Center staff physicians, 59 were ranked as top doctors by U.S. News, who teamed up with Castle Connolly, a New York City-based company that has been working for nearly two decades to identify the nation’s top doctors.

Castle Connolly bases its selections on nominations submitted by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team.

Those physicians are Gary Ackerman, orthopedic surgeon; Jeffrey Alperstein, ENT; Marcelle Bertrand, medical oncologist; Gabriel Breuer, cardiologist; Jeffrey Brown, neurologist; Ruskin Brown, urologist; Sumant, Chakravorty, gastroenterologist; Rogelio Choy, pulmonologist; Frank Cook, orthopedic surgeon; Frank Delucia, orthopedic surgeon; José R. DeOlazabal, pulmonologist; John Faraci, allergist-immunologist; Richard Faro, general/vascular/ thoracic surgeon; Scott Fayne, dermatologist; Jeffrey Fenster, interventional cardiologist; Loel Fishman, OB/GYN; Mark Gocke, internist; Murray Goldberg, urologist; Robert Jeffrey Green, medical oncologist; Arturo Guiloff, plastic surgeon; Holly Hadley, family practice; Barry Horowitz, endocrinologist; Victor Iannaccone, OB/ GYN; Lewis Kaminester, dermatologist; Roger Koerner, gastroenterologist; Peter Lawler, internist; John Li, ENT; David Lickstein, plastic surgeon; Stephen Livingston, OB/GYN; Richard Margolies, ophthalmologist; Chester Maxson, Gastroenterologist; Harry Midgley, ENT; Barry Miskin, general surgeon; Joseph Motta, general/vascular/ Thoracic surgeon; James Mullen, nephrologist; Elizabeth Otero, allergist-immunologist; Neil Ozer, internist; Donna Pinelli, gynecologist oncologist; Jeffrey Presser, family practice; Richard Price, cardiologist; Craig Prokos, internist; Elizabeth Reich, hematologist oncologist; John AP Rimmer, general surgeon, breast specialist; Evan Rosen, urologist; David Rosenberg, family practice; Robert Rosenberg, plastic surgeon; Neal Rothschild, medical oncologist; Thomas Rowe, surgeon; Mark Rubenstein, physiatrist; Thomas Saylor, hand surgeon; Henry Shapiro, medical oncologist; Andres Suarez, infectious disease specialist; Sheldon Taub, gastroenterologist; Lawrence Tepper, DO, medical oncologist; Ben Thebaut, orthopedic surgeon; Michael Tuchman, neurologist; Augusto Villa, interventional cardiologist; Bruce Wiita, urologist; Warren Zwecker, dermatologist. ¦

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