Sarasota Memorial makes Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list

SMH the only hospital in Southwest Florida to be honored

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) has been recognized among the world’s best hospitals in Newsweek’s annual global ranking, SMH announced

This is the fourth year that Newsweek, in collaboration with global market research and consumer data company Statista Inc., has published the global list, a news release points out. The World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list recognizes the best medical institutions across 27 countries, including 414 in the United States, the release notes.

SMH has made the list four years in a row, the release points out. It is the only hospital in Southwest Florida “ever to make the list since the global rankings began in 2018,” the release adds.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list includes more than 2,200 medical institutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Israel, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Thailand, Italy, Brazil, India, Spain, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands, the release notes.

“These honors demonstrate our team’s expertise and commitment to provide our community with world-class care,” said Sarasota Memorial Health Care System CEO David Verinder in the release. “I couldn’t be prouder of Sarasota Memorial’s physicians and staff — their diligence and dedication never wavers, even amidst the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added in the release.

While many medical institutions struggled with challenges over the course of the pandemic, what has set the world’s leading hospitals apart is their continued ability to deliver the highest-quality patient care and to conduct critical medical research even as they focused on battling COVID, said Nancy Cooper, global editor-in-chief of Newsweek, in the release.

How do the leading hospitals maintain their top status in the midst of a global pandemic that has turned the medical world upside down? she asked in the release. By having clear and embraced missions, visionary leadership, and attracting the best people focused on developing new approaches to care and making care better, she noted in the report.

“The ability and drive to continually innovate is key — and top talent is at the heart of that,” Cooper said in the release. “Indeed, as the fourth annual ranking of the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek and Statista shows, consistency in excellence is the hallmark of these institutions, with familiar names dominating the list,” Cooper added in the release.

Newsweek compiles the list to help consumers discover the ways leading hospitals — close to home and around the world — are shaping the future of medicine,” the release explains. “Hospitals are selected based on numerous performance indicators, including a survey of doctors, health care professionals and administrators across four continents. Results are validated and checked for quality assurance by a global board of renowned medical experts,” the release adds.

The global rankings are published on the Newsweek website at