Fort Walton Beach Medical Center excels in cardiac surgery and is rated among the Top 10% in the nation

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is 5-star rated for coronary bypass surgeries, treatment of heart attacks and pacemaker procedures outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data.


Fort Walton Beach Medical Center excels in joint replacement surgery and is rated among the Top 10% in the nation

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is 5-star rated for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data.


Healthgrades recognizes Fort Walton Beach Medical Center as a 5-Star Recipient for Women’s Care for Vaginal Delivery

Fort Walton Beach, FL – August 5, 2019 – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for vaginal delivery as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates that Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for vaginal delivery. This is the 5th year in a row that Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has received this high level 5-star award.


‘A’ Ratings for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital were two of 750 awarded ‘A’ ratings for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.


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Highest Quality Rating for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has received a 3-star rating for Coronary Artery Bypass surgery. This is the highest category of quality awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for this procedure. Only 5 - 7% of hospitals in the nation received the “3 star” rating.


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2016 Top General Hospital / The Leapfrog Group Award

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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has been named a Top General Hospital. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Fort Walton Beach Medical Center's commitment to patient safety and quality.


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Blue Distinction for Maternity Care

 Maternity Care

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has earned the Blue Distinction Center designation for Maternity Care. This designation only goes to facilities that deliver quality maternity care. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction(R) Center for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.


Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

Knee and Hip replacement

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has earned the Blue Distinction Center designation for Knee and Hip Replacement, from Florida Blue as part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.


Best in Destin

Best in Destin

  • Voted Best Medical Center/Hospital for 2017
  • Voted Best Medical Center/Hospital and Best Customer Service for 2016

Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Stroke Gold Plus

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.


Accredited Chest Pain Center

Accredited Chest Pain Center

Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has been awarded this designation by having Primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year. Our call team is made up of the cardiac cath lab staff and an interventional cardiologist who arrive to the facility within 30 minutes of STEMI activation.


Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Gold Seal Joint Commission

The Gold Seal represents Fort Walton Beach Medical Center's commitment to care, treatment and services through The Joint Commission Accreditation.


Commission on Cancer Accredited Program

Cancer Accredited Program

Accredited American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer and is an associate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System Cancer Community Network


CARF Stroke Specialty Program

Stroke Speciality Program

CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida is the tri-county's only CARF accredited stroke specialty program, and an integral part of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, a facility recognized by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. This connection grants our patients access to highly trained stroke specialists and the very latest technologies.


Accredited by the American College of Radiology

Accredited by the American College of Radiology

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Mammography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • Positron Emission Tomography

Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Top Performer

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical Care

In the News

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center excels in cardiac surgery according to Healthgrades

October 25, 2019

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is 5-star rated for coronary bypass surgeries, treatment of heart attacks and pacemaker procedures outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

FWBMC receives AHA Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Awards

June 12, 2019

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.