University Of Miami Hospital Review

Updated April 2021

University of Miami Hospital is a 560-bed facility that combines patient care, research and education to provide leading-edge health care services to communities in South Florida.
The hospital is the region’s first university-owned multispecialty, acute care hospital.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Miami is nationally ranked. It is recognized by National Cancer Institute as a “Comprehensive” or “Clinical” Cancer Center.
The cancer center was certified on March 1, 2020 for bone marrow and tissue transplantation by The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

The hospital is also recognized as a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami is ranked Number (1) One for the 19th time in Ophthalmology.

U.S. News

Overview Of University Of Miami Hospital

National Rankings: The hospital is ranked nationally in two adult specialties.

Regional Rankings: #9 in Florida and #3 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale.
University of Miami Hospital is rated high-performing in two adult specialties and four procedures/conditions. It is a teaching hospital.

Rankings and ratings of University of Miami Hospital:

    • Cancer
      • National rank: High-performing
      • Overall score: 47.4/200
      • Conditions/procedures applicable to cancer
        • Lung cancer surgery: 5/5 (High performing)
        • Colon cancer surgery: 3/5 (High performing)
    • Cardiology And Heart Surgery
      • National rank: Not ranked
      • Overall score: 27.6/100
      • Conditions/procedures applicable to cardiology and heart surgery:
        • Heart failure: 5/5 (High performing)
        • Heart bypass surgery: 3/5 (Average)
        • Abdominal, aortic, aneurysm repair: 3/5 (Average)
        • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): 3/5 (Average)
    • Orthopedics
      • National rank: Not ranked
      • Overall score: 34.2/100
      • Conditions/procedures applicable to orthopedics
        • Hip replacement: 3/5 (Average)
        • Knee replacement: 3/5 (Average)
    • Pulmonology
      • National rank: Not ranked
      • Overall score: 36.8/100
      • Conditions/procedures applicable to pulmonology
        • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 5/5 (High performing)

Patient Experience At University Of Miami Hospital

Scores based on surveys taken from University of Miami Hospital’s patients are unavailable.

University of Miami has the distinction of having two of its specialty centers being nationally ranked by U.S. News.

Hospital Stats

According to hospital stats, infectious diseases at University of Miami Hospital:

C. Diff cases- 68
MRSA cases- 12


Healthgrades had chosen University of Miami Hospital for two awards in 2020.

  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award (2020)
  • Gynecology Surgery Excellence Award (2020).

Safety Ratings and Patient Experience Ratings are unavailable.

Although University of Miami Hospital did win two awards from Healthgrades, it chose not to respond to Healthgrades’ surveys.

University of Miami Hospital is one of those hospitals which is unwilling to provide information that can help patients make better health care decisions.

In March this year, hackers might have accessed patient information from the University of Miami’s health system. The university is investigating a data breach which may have exposed the information of some of its patients.

The breach is part of a nationwide hack on Accellion, a data file transfer service.

If you believe that inadequate care or negligence on the part of the medical staff at University of Miami Hospital has negatively affected you or your loved one, it is important to speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney. For more information on your legal options, contact our office today.