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Community Health Needs Assessment

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted March 23, 2010, all hospitals with (or seeking) a 501(c)3 designation must complete a community health needs assessment. A community health needs assessment serves as a strategic planning tool that allows the hospital to ensure that it has identified and is addressing the needs of the community at large.

IRMC’s Community Needs Assessments can be found below:

Quality Scores

Healthcare organizations measure quality in a variety of ways. Indian River Medical Center evaluates quality by looking at outcome measures, process measures, patient satisfaction and quality rankings. Below are some of the key areas the organization is focused on improving. The target metrics are updated annually.

Quality Score Measurements for IRMC vs. Florida vs. National
Quality Score Measurements IRMC July
2017 Score2
Florida Average1 National Average1
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)1 75% 68% 72%
Patients who reported that they “Always” received help as soon as they wanted1 68% 63% 69%
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were “Always” clean1 62% 70% 74%
Average time patients spent in the emergency department, after the doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient before leaving the emergency department for their inpatient room 115
Average time patients spent in the emergency department before being sent home 163
Average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional 11
Note: Data for IRMC is updated monthly. Average data is updated annually.
1 — Current public data published at – Survey of patients’ experiences
2 — Internal data, reported on a monthly basis. Not yet public on

News [View All News]

Jun. 12

Family Physician Dr. David Hurst Joins Indian River Medical Associates

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Jun. 8

Indian River Medical Center and Indian River County Hospital District Process Continues With Cleveland Clinic

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May 31

Indian River Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines – Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure and Stroke

VERO BEACH, Fla. (May 31, 2018) — Indian River Medical...

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Jun. 21

Babies & Beyond: 3rd or 4th Trimester - Infant and Postpartum Care

Let’s learn about those early postpartum weeks caring...
Jun. 21

Heart Failure Support Group

Heart Failure Support Group Third Thursday of every month...
Jun. 26

Monthly Prayer Service

Brief interfaith prayer service conducted monthly by...