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Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) has been named as one of the Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award®, an independent referral source for trusted brands, services, and hospitals. The award signifies that Orlando Health is one of the top healthcare providers in the country based on a review of almost 5,000 hospitals. 

ORMC was recognized in seven categories by the Women’s Choice Award® in the following areas:

O         Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

O         Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

O         Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

O         Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

O         Best Hospitals for Comprehensive Breast Care

O         Best Hospitals for Mammogram Imaging

O         Best Hospitals for Women’s Services

“Our women’s services have consistently received top marks from national agencies, and I’m proud of the work we do every day to earn that success,” said Kelly Nierstedt, President, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. “The whole team at ORMC is focused on providing the best outcomes for all of our patients, and these recognitions are proof of our hard work towards that goal.” 

The methodology for these awards is unique in that it considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, relevant accreditations and women’s preferences when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. Additionally, each service line award has supplementary criteria that are specific to the service line. These extra criteria take several specific factors into account, reflecting the high quality and safety practices of the awardees. The methodology is 100% objective, replicable and uniform. For a full list of award methodology, visit the Women’s Choice Award methodology page.

Orlando Health South Lake Hospital was also named as one of the Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award® for mammography.


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram andTwitter @orlandohealth.


The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. The Women’s Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit to learn more.

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