About Us

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

  • MBSAQIP Accredited-Comprehensive Center 
  • Designated by Surgical Review Corporation as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SRC COEMBS), 2006-2023
  • American College of Surgeons, Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Level 1B Accredited Bariatric Center, Adult (2008--2020)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+) for Bariatric Surgery, 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.

Breast Imaging

  • Designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, American College of Radiology (ACR) (2009-2023)

Echocardiography (ECHO):

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

Stroke Care

  • GWTG Stroke Award (AHA) Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 2022 
  • GWTG Stroke Award (AHA) Gold Plus 2022 
  • GWTG Stroke Award (AHA) Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll 2022 
  • GWTG Stroke Award (AHA) Target Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll 2022 
  • Joint Commission Accredited Comprehensive Stroke (2016-2022)