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Thursday Feb. 09, 2017
Broward Health Medical Center Included Among Top 10 Hospitals in the United States with Best Liver Transplant Outcomes

Fort Lauderdale, Florida--Broward Health Medical Center is among the top 10 hospitals in the country--and the only hospital in Florida--to receive a maximum score of five points in the outcome assessment for liver transplants by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

 

According to the SRTR, the outcome assessment is a risk-adjusted calculation evaluating how often patients are alive with a functioning transplanted organ one year after transplant, with assessments ranging from one (worst) to five (best). The program's outcomes, derived by using data collected from various organizations, are compared with outcomes from other programs in the country performing similar types of transplants.

 

“We are honored to be included on this list of remarkable healthcare facilities providing exceptional care to our transplant patients and will continue to provide this life-saving quality service to patients across South Florida and beyond,” said Mark D. Sprada, MBA, BSN, RN, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Broward Health Medical Center.

 

The Adult Liver Transplant Program at Broward Health Medical Center offers adults with severe liver disease the expertise of a multidisciplinary team, integrating the efforts of hepatologists, gastroenterologists, liver transplant surgeons, anesthesiologists, diagnostic and pathology experts, advanced-care nurses and patient support staff. A dedicated inpatient unit provides state-of-the-art transplant care.

 

In addition to liver transplant services, the program’s team of physicians is dedicated to the care of patients living with liver cancer. A multi-modal approach, which includes the use of radiofrequency ablation, trans-arterial chemo-embolization and laparoscopic liver resection, is available to patients. Complex hepato-biliary surgery cases, including biliary reconstruction after bile duct injury and liver resections for benign and malignant disease, are performed by our expert team of surgeons.

 

Transplant Services Team

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children's Hospital Broward Health, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.