U.S. News recently named the Sarasota metro area one of the 100 Best Places to Live in the USA, ranking the area ahead of all other cities in Florida.
The publication analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. Sarasota ranked #21 with an overall score of 6.9 out of 10.
The quality of life score took into account a number of factors, including the quality and availability of health care.
In 2016, Sarasota Memorial was one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to earn “high performing” ratings — the top rating — in all nine inpatient surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated in U.S. News’ 2016-17 “Best Hospitals” report.
The health system also was recognized by U.S. News as a “high performer” (top 10 percent in the nation) for the adult specialty Gastroenterology and GI Surgery.