Awards & Accolades
U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News and World Report has recognized Palms West Hospital as one of the top tier-best regional hospitals in the specialty area of Gynecology.
These rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. There are a total of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
“I am honored that our Gynecology Department at Palms West Hospital received high recognition by U.S. News and World Report. It is because of our top quality physicians and nurses, our County’s top ranked DaVinci Robotic Surgery program and HCA’s commitment to quality care in a safe environment that leads to this recognition”, said Dr. Steven Pliskow, Chairman of the Department of OB-GYN.
U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures.
The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked hospital. Patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked best regional hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care.
“I am proud that U.S. News and World Report has recognized Palms West Hospital in the field of Gynecology. Our team of doctors and staff has taken a personal interest in making Palms West Hospital the best gynecological surgical center in our area. As one of the laparoscopic robotic surgeons at Palms West Hospital, I am honored to know that the time we have put in to improve patient care and services in our community is resulting in true advancements for our patients”, said Dr. Samuel Falzone.
To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”
For the full list of metro area rankings visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.
Palms West Hospital wishes to thank the following Gynocologists for making this recognition possible:
Steven Pliskow, M.D., Marcos Kornstein, M.D, Raul Valdescruz, M.D., Xiaorong Dai, M.D., Josh Ackerman, M.D., Moises Virelles, M.D., Seth Herbst, M.D., Gregory Latchaw,, M.D., David Adler, D.O., Samuel Falzone, M.D., Colette Brown-Graham, M.D., Sara Bernstein, M.D., Alfred Tomaselli, D.O., George Emerick, M.D., Felix Andarsio, D.O., Daxa Patel, M.D., Beck-Torres, M.D., Emilio Torres, M.D., Andrea Bayer, M.D., Sarah Knowlton, M.D., Keith Aqua, M.D., Howard Goodman, M.D., Ingrid Isdith, D.O., Glenn Collins, M.D., Isaac Halfon, M.D., Leroy Charles, M.D., Julie Pass, M.D., Melissa Carlson, M.D., Linda Kiley, M.D.