U.S. News and World Report Names Tampa General Hospital Best in Tampa Bay

Published: Aug 1, 2023

Tampa General is nationally ranked in six specialties for 2023-2024 and ranks as “high performing,” or among the top 10% of U.S. hospitals, in five additional specialties.


Tampa, FL (August 1, 2023) —Tampa General Hospital's (TGH) commitment to excellent quality and compassionate care is evident in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings announced Aug. 1. For nearly two decades, the academic health system has been ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals and has been consistently named the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay since 2016. The 2023-2024 rankings place Tampa General as the #4 highest-ranked hospital in the state of Florida. Tampa General is also ranked in the top 20 nationally in three specialties — the most top 20 rankings for TGH in the past decade.


“Tampa General’s recognition as a national leader in health care year after year is a direct result of the unwavering commitment by our entire team to deliver world-class care at every level and across all specialties to our patients and our community every single day,” said Tampa General President and CEO John Couris. “Our rankings are a true reflection of our ability to drive unparalleled advancements to provide exceptional patient outcomes and care.”


U.S. News ranked Tampa General as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six medical specialties:

Tampa General also ranks as “high performing,” or among the top 10% of U.S. hospitals, in five additional specialties:

Additionally, Tampa General ranks as “high performing” in 12 medical procedures or conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma (blood cancers), pneumonia and stroke.


“Tampa General’s strong showing in this year’s rankings is a testament to the compassionate care and clinical expertise of our primary teaching partner,” said Dr. Charles J. Lockwood, executive vice president of USF Health and dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

“I’m so proud of our physicians and the leadership they have provided in propelling so many specialties to be among the best in the nation. These rankings translate into saving patients’ lives across Tampa Bay and beyond.” Lockwood is also the executive vice president and chief academic officer of Tampa General Hospital.

For the 2023-2024 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions.


“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any high-performing rating. Hospitals that are high performing have excelled in providing high- quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”

U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using data from a variety of sources, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists. This year, U.S. News introduced the most significant changes to its Best Hospitals ranking methodology in several years, including but not limited to the incorporation of new health equity measures, greater weight on clinical quality measures and less weight on expert opinion, and the inclusion of outpatient outcome measures to the orthopedics and urology rankings.

Through its extensive partnership with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa General has cemented itself as one of the nation’s leading academic health systems, attracting top medical and research talent to the region. The academic health system is also training the next generation of health care providers and has become known statewide and nationally for advanced clinical research, which translates directly into innovative patient care — and in turn, its ability to perform the most challenging procedures and treat the most complex conditions.


Tampa General’s 2023-2024 rankings from U.S. News & World Report follow these recent recognitions for the academic health system:

For more information about the U.S. News 2023-2024 rankings, please visit this link.