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What Should I Know About Palmetto General Hospital?

Our family of nurses, doctors, staff, and volunteers at Palmetto General Hospital are dedicated to providing expert, compassionate care for families. We’ve been caring for you and your loved ones, in this great community of ours, for many years. So this is our home too.

Palmetto General Hospital opened its doors in 1971 with just 50 beds. Today, our hospital serves more than 130,000 patients each year. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we are here any time you need help.

From bariatrics to breast cancer imaging, we’ve received many designations for quality care. Although we appreciate these prestigious honors, we are most honored by the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. We’re committed to finding new ways to improve and make our hospital the best place for patients, physicians, and employees.

Our awards and designations for our superior health care services include:

Bariatric Surgery

  • American College of Surgeons / American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery MBSAQIP 
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence, American College of Surgeons (ACS), Only Bariatric Program in Miami-Dade County recognized by the ACS (2008-2019)
  • Florida Blue – Blue Distinction ® Centers for Bariatric Surgery Designation – Bariatric Program met nationally established criteria by demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively, and also demonstrated cost efficiency in delivering specialty care (2019) 
  • The Joint Commission Accredited as a Comprehensive Center, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (2019)

Breast Imaging

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

Cardiovascular Care

  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines (sm) Heart Failure – Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award (2013-2018)

Echocardiography (ECHO):

  • Echocardiography accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for Adult Transthoracic (2019)

Stroke Care

  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines - Stroke GOLD Plus with Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 2021
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2017-2018)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® Gold Plus
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll
  • Joint Commission Accredited Comprehensive Stroke (2016-2019)