Awards & Distinctions

Recognized for the work that we do

At Palmetto General, we’re proud of the recognition we’ve received. It’s a reflection of the care we deliver to our patients, and the great lengths to which we go to be the best we can be.

Bariatric Surgery:

  • Bariatric Center of Excellence, American College of Surgeons (ACS) (2008-2011, only bariatric program in Miami-Dade County recognized by the ACS)
  • 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)

Breast Imaging:

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

Cardiovascular Care:

  • Five Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery (2011-2013)
  • American Heart Association’s Get with the GuidelinesSM Heart Failure - Gold Performance Achievement Award (2011-2013)
  • 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 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 Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2015)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Earned an "A" Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group (2015)