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:
Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) earned an “A” in patient safety—the top grade in the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety study. This study rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. Click here for video.
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.
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
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.
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 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