Awards & Honors

Indian River Medical Center is proud to provide its patients with award-winning, nationally recognized medical care. We’ve been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care and Knee and Hip Replacement by Florida Blue and received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. A list of the hospital’s awards, honors, and accreditations include:

Exterior evening at Indian River Cancer Center

Scully-Welsh Cancer Center, designed by Array Architects, was recognized as a Bronze winner by Modern Healthcare’s 32nd annual Design Awards. Recipients were recognized for two major industry trends: building flexible spaces that can withstand dramatic changes to the healthcare delivery model and re-connecting patients and their providers to nature in environmentally-friendly facilities. Facilities that received awards not only incorporated nature into the building’s design but also extended the facilities into the outdoors to benefit patients, providers and the greater community.

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval Badge

IRMC is has achieved The Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission®.

AACN beacon award for excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a bronze-level Beacon Award for Excellence on IRMC. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Click here to learn more.

American College of Radiology Accreditation Seal

American College of Radiology accreditation

ACR Seal for Radiation Ultrasound

IRMC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Click here to learn more.

Computed Tomography Seal

IRMC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Click here to learn more.


Named among Health Care’s Most Wired® by a recent survey conducted by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Health Forum. Click here to learn more.

Logo for 2017 Best Places To Work - Indian River

Named one of the Best Places to Work in Indian River County 2017 by CareerSource. Click here to learn more.

THF Plus Icon Gold 4C

IRMC has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award and is also recognized on the association’s Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll. Click here to learn more.

2017 AHA Gold Plus Badge

Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Click here to learn more.

American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold Receiving 2017 Award

IRMC has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Gold Receiving Award. Click here to learn more.

American Heart Association Mission Life NSTEMI Bronze 2017 Award

IRMC has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Award. Click here to learn more.

Florida Blue Distinction Center Logo

IRMC Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac and Knee/Hip Replacement Surgeries.

2017 Hometown News Readers Choice Award

2017 Readers’ Choice Award winner for Best Hospital as voted by the Hometown News readers of Vero Beach.

Duke Network Services Badge

An Affiliate of Duke Health for Cardiac and Cancer Care

AACVPR Certified Program

Cardiac Rehab program and Pulmonary Rehab program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

Think 39 Weeks Badge

First hospital in Florida to receive the March of Dimes ’39-week initiative award’ for reducing the number of induced C-section deliveries between 36 and 39 weeks.


Awarded the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Practice PGY-1 Residency accreditation for IRMC’s Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

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As a community-based medical school Florida State sends its third- and fourth-year students to regional campuses across the state. Students from the College of Medicine’s Fort Pierce Regional Campus complete their clinical rotations in area physician offices and hospitals.

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center Badge

Awarded the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM and designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission

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W. Clark Beckett, M.D., FACS, fellowship trained, board-certified vascular surgeon, was recognized with the ‘Medical Director of the Year’ award for Zone 3 by Healogics, Inc. as medical director of the Wound Healing Center.

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Wound Healing Center wins Best Overall Clinical Outcomes by National Healing Corporation.

Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine

Respiratory Department recognized as Best Respiratory Department in the Nation – ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine magazine

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Critical Care Unit named Best Nursing Team in Florida – ADVANCE for Nurses magazine

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Best Medical Center – Readers’ Choice Award, Press Journal

Association of Fundraising Professionals - FL, Indian River Chapter Logo

Auxiliary received Outstanding Group Supporting Philanthropy Award from Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Association of Fundraising Professionals

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program Badge

Cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accredited since 1989.

CAP Accredited Badge

College of American Pathologists accreditation