Quality Awards & Distinctions 
 
 
 
 

Awards and Distinctions by Service Line:

Bariatric Surgery:

  • Named Among the Best in the Region for Bariatric Surgery by Healthgrades in the "Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Improve Overall Health: 2012 Healthgrades Trend Report"
  • Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence AwardTM.
    5-Star Rated and Ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation. (2007-2010)
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence, American College of Surgeons (ACS). Only Bariatric Program in Miami-Dade County recognized by the ACS. (2008-2011)
  • Accredited as a Level 1b facility by the American Surgery Center Network (BSCN), ACS.
    (2008-2011)
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, American Society for Bariatric Surgery. (2006-2010) 
  • Center of Excellence Designation by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida; Aetna; Cigna; United Healthcare & Humana. (2010)
  • HealthGrades Best Rated Hospital in Miami-Dade County for Bariatric Surgery. (2009)
  • Healthgrades Ranked Top 5 in Florida for Bariatric Surgery (2008-2011)
  • Healthgrades Five–Star Rated for Bariatric Surgery (2007-2011) 

Breast Imaging:

  • Designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, American College of Radiology. (ACR) (2009-2010)

Cardiovascular Care:

  • Five Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Heart Failure - Gold Performance Achievement Award (2011-2012)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Heart Failure – Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2012)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Gold Performance Achievement Award (2010)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Silver Performance Achievement Award (2008-2010)
  • Recognition in July U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” issue (2008-2010)

Stroke Care:

  • Received designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (2013)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award (2013)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Stroke Bronze Achievement Award (2012)  
  • HealthGrades 5-Star Rated for the Treatment of Stroke (2003-2011)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The  GuidelinesSM - Stroke Participating Hospital (2010 – 2011)
  • Primary Stroke Center – Advanced Certification by The Joint Commission

Other Distinctions:

  • Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for the following measures: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care
  • Earned an "A" Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group
  • Seven (7) times Thomson Top 100 Hospital (1997-2001, 2003, 2007)
  • Life Alliance Luminaire Award (2007-2010) 100% Conversion Rate “Gift of Life Donation Initiative” (2006)
  • Tenet Circle of Excellence Award (2005)