Awards & Honors

Indian River Medical Center is proud to provide its patients with award-winning, nationally-recognized medical care. A list of the hospital’s awards, honors, and accreditations include:

Cleverley and Associates, a national, independent hospital review organization, has named IRMC one of its "Community Value Five-Star Hospitals" for 2016.

Treasure Coast Newspaper Choice Winner – Winner for Best Healthcare. Voted on by more than 59,000 residents along the Treasure Coast.

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.

IRMC has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® —Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award.

IRMC Designated by Blue Distinction® Center+ for
Specialty Care Programs - Recognized for Cardiac and Maternity Care; Knee/Hip Replacement Surgeries

IRMC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for 2016-17.

Heart Failure – Rated a high-performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding expected standards of care.

COPD – Rated a high-performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding expected standards of care.

Knee Replacement – Rated a high-performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding expected standards of care.

Hip Replacement – Rated a high-performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding expected standards of care.

IRMC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for 2015-16 and recognized in the South Florida region.

Heart Failure - Rated a high-performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding expected standards of care. Only 11% of hospitals that treat heart failure were found to be high-performing.

COPD – Rated a high-performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding expected standards of care. Only 8% of hospitals that treat COPD were found to be high-performing.

Knee Replacement – Rated a high-performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding expected standards of care. Only 10% of hospitals offering knee replacement were found to be high-performing.

Indian River Medical Center has been named as one of Florida’s 10 “Best Value Hospitals” according to Verras Healthcare International’s Medical Value Index

Best Places to Work 2015 - Winner of the Best Places to Work in Indian River County in the 50+ employees category. Presented by CareerSource Research Coast.

Treasure Coast Newspaper Choice Winner – Winner’s Choice for Best Urgent Care Center at IRMC Pointe West Walk-In and Favorite Healthcare at Indian River Medical Center. Voted on by more than 55,000 people.

Acute Myocardial Infarction Platinum Award from National Cardiovascular Database Registry (NCDR)


An affiliate of Duke Health for cardiac care

An Affiliate of Duke Health for cancer care

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


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.

Cardiac services recognized as a BlueCross BlueShield Center of Distinction

Orthopedic services recognized as a BlueCross BlueShield Center of Distinction for hip and knee surgery

Three-year winner of 'Best Places to Work' in Indian River County Award from Workforce Solutions of the Treasure Coast

Five-star rating (highest possible) for value to the community from independent research firm Cleverley & Associates

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence - American Association of Critical Care Nurses (Only 56 of nation's 6,000 CCUs had received this prestigious recognition at the time the award was given.)

Best Medical Center - Readers' Choice Award, Press Journal

Jeffrey L. Susi, President and CEO, one of 10 "Florida Hospital Heroes" - 
Florida Hospital Association


Lowest infection rate of 17 area hospitals - as cited in Palm Beach Post, AHCA data


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


IRMC's Lifeline Personal Response Service recognized with "Milestone Award" for 20 years of service to the area

Architectural Recognition Award for new Emergency Department, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Industry Awards


Accredited by The Joint Commission

Cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accredited since 1989. Reaccreditation in 2015.

American College of Radiology accreditation

College of American Pathologists accreditation


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