Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is recognized for patient safety and care with a series of national awards. The hospital earned the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2020. This is the second year in a row the hospital has earned the distinction. The hospital was named among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety. Every year,_ _Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and all-payer data.

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota earned 14 different Healthgrades awards for 2020. In addition to patient safety, the hospital was also recognized as one of America's 100 best hospitals for spine surgery; 5-Star recipient for treatment of hip fractures, spinal fusion, carotid procedures, small intestine surgery, and treatment of sepsis. The team also earned the orthopedic and spine surgery excellence award.

"It really takes a focus on safety and quality to consistently earn these awards. Our commitment to safety and making sure our patients have the best outcomes in surgery and treatment for conditions that bring them to our hospital, are our top priorities," said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.