Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Named Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures, Overall Orthopedic Services and Joint Replacement;
Receives Multiple Five-Star Ratings Awards from Healthgrades.  

~ FWB Medical Center excels in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Vascular, Critical Care, Labor/Delivery and Gastrointestinal specialty outcomes for residents of Okaloosa County, Walton County, Santa Rosa County and the surrounding area ~

Fort Walton Beach, FL – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center was recently named Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures, Overall Orthopedic Services and Joint Replacement and is 5-star rated in multiple specialties for patient outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. The recipients of the Healthgrades Top 10% in the Nation Awards™ represent the top 10% percent of hospitals in the nation who demonstrate superior performance for the most common procedures and conditions year-after-year.

“Our community has diverse healthcare needs and our dedicated physicians and care teams strive for excellence in these service areas to improve, and in some cases save, the lives of our area residents,” said Mitch Mongell, CEO of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. “To be named one of the Top 10% in the Nation for these specialty areas is a testament to our colleagues’ expertise and commitment to high-quality patient care. We are proud to continue investing in our care teams, physicians and facility upgrades.”

Healthgrades Recognition for Fort Walton Beach Medical Center:

  • Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2021)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services (2021)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 3 years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Recipient of Healthgrades Excellence Awards for these specialties
    • Coronary Interventional
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Joint Replacement for 3 years in a row (2019-2021)

5-Star Specialty Ratings for Fort Walton Beach Medical Center:

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 years in a row (2020-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 5 years in a row (2017-2021)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

Vascular          

  • Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta in 2021

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2021

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Sepsis in 2021

Patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

 “Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 50/100 Best Hospitals for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at partners.healthgrades.com/quality.