Palmetto General Hospital imageAbout Palmetto Hospital

Palmetto General Hospital is a full-service, acute care hospital located in Miami, Florida at the crossroad to Latin America and the world.  The staff includes more than 564 medical professions and 1388 employees.  Its programs have been recognized by some of the most respected healthcare organizations in the country, with award-winning specialists including cardiovascular medicine, general and bariatric surgery, maternity services, pediatrics, wound care, a stroke center, and more.

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. (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)

Circle of Excellence

To learn more about how we make a difference in people’s lives visit “Our Stories” Page:

https://www.palmettogeneral.com/our-stories