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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

  • MBSAQIP Accredited -Comprehensive Center ( 2017-2020)
  • Designated by Surgical Review Corporation as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ( SRC COEMBS), (2006-2020)
  • American College of Surgeons, Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Level 1 Accredited Bariatric Center, Adult (2008-2017)
  • Designated by Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Florida, as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

Breast Imaging

  • Designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, American College of Radiology (ACR) (2009-2019)

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 (2011-2019)
  • 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)

Stroke Care

  • American Heart Association - Quality Achievement Award - Get with The GuidelinesSM - Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus - Gold Plus (2020)
  • American Heart Association and Stroke Association - Get with The GuidelinesSM - Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite Plus (2019)
  • 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, 2017, 2018 and 2019)
  • 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 (2010-2019)
  • 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 (2007-2019)
  • 100% Conversion Rate “Gift of Life Donation Initiative” (2006)
  • Tenet Circle of Excellence Award (2005 and 2018)
  • Earned an "A" Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)