Ocala Health
March 31, 2021

OCALA, FL — Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital are one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery according new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. “Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery for their commi™ent to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

This commitment to quality care is showcased through the excellence Ocala Health has achieved in the spine surgery service line. Ocala Health has established itself as #3 across HCA Healthcare in spine surgeries and is ranked #1 in spine surgeries within the North Florida Division of HCA Healthcare. 

“This achievement is a demonstration of the patient-focused approach adopted by our multi-disciplinary team in the care of patients in need of spine surgery,” says Praveen Reddy, MD, Neurosurgeon, Ocala Health. “We are very proud to be recognized as a top 100 hospital for spine surgery. This award demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the highest quality care for our patients.”

Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital were also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Best Specialty
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Cardiac
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2021
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2021
  • Orthopedics
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2016-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 17 Years in a Row (2005-2021)
  • Pulmonary
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Vascular
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery in 2021
    • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Procedures in 2021
  • Prostate Surgery
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2021
    • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2021

Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). Read the complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.