Recognition for Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Hospital Achievements

CMS Designation – Birthing Friendly Hospital (2024)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has earned a CMS designation as a Birthing Friendly Hospital. This designation describes the high-quality maternity care provided by the Women's Center physicians and staff.

America’s Best Maternity Hospitals List as NamedAmerica's best maternity hospitals 2024 by Newsweek and Statista Inc. (2022-2024)

This is the third consecutive year the hospital has achieved this elite recognition.

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The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

The Joint Commission accredits healthcare organizations which meet its rigorous performance standards for delivering safe, high quality care.

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Sepsis Core Certification from The Joint The Joint Commission LogoCommission (2022)

This certification indicates excellence in care for sepsis patients in accordance with the rigorous standards of The Joint Commission. 

Certification as a Gluten-Free Food Service Gluten Free Safe SpotProgram (2021-2022)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center met the rigorous standards and expectations for safety required to achieve this honor. The food and nutrition team is proud to serve delicious meals for any diet preference on a daily basis and this designation portrays their commitment to provide quality food for patients.

Cardiovascular Services Awards

US News and World Report heart attackU.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Heart Attack (2024-2025)

This award recognizes Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's commitment to a higher standard of care for Heart Attack. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

Get with the guidelines gold plus stroke emblemAmerican Heart Association® Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center – Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2023)

These awards recognize the hospital's commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

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Accredited by the Intersocietal AccreditationIntersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography Accredited Facility Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography (2023)

This accreditation is indicative of compliance with national standards and a commitment to providing quality testing and patient care.

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The Joint Commission Advanced Primary The Joint Commission/American Heart Association Primary Heart Attack Center CertificationHeart Attack Center Certification (2022)

Certification as a Primary Heart Attack Center signifies excellence in patient care, short-times for treatment and patient satisfaction with care. 

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American Heart Association Get With The American Heart Association 2022 Mission: Lifeline Silver Plus STEMI ReceivingGuidelines® - Mission: Lifeline® – STEMI Receiving Center Silver Plus (2022)

Heart attack patients receive prompt care consistent with the latest scientific guidelines from the American Heart Association. This program helps ensure prompt, evidence-based care for the severe type of heart attack known as ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction.

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Laboratory Services Awards

College of American Pathologists Laboratory College of American Pathologists AccreditedAccreditation

This accreditation ensures that laboratories meet and exceed standards to improve patient care and safety, maintain accuracy of test results, and ensure accurate patient diagnosis.

College of American Pathologists Blood Gas College of American Pathologists AccreditedLaboratory Accreditation

This accreditation signifies excellence in patient care and safety practices within blood gas laboratory services. 

Maternity Services Awards

CMS Designation – Birthing Friendly Hospital (2024)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has earned a CMS designation as a Birthing Friendly Hospital. This designation describes the high-quality maternity care provided by the Women's Center physicians and staff.

America's Best Maternity Hospitals ListNewsweek Best Maternity Hospitals (2022-2024)

The prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The rankings were determined by a nationwide online survey, medical key performance indicators and results from patient surveys.

Blue Cross® Blue Shield® Blue Distinction Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction for Maternity LogoCenter+ for Maternity

BDC for Maternity Care recognizes facilities that meet rigorous quality evaluations to measure structure, process, and patient outcomes.

Department of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Administration Healthy People 2030

The Department of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Administration recognized LWRMC for achieving the Healthy People 2030 goal of a C-Section rate of 23.6% or less.

Recognized by March of Dimes and the March of Dimes LogoAmerican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District XII

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's maternity services were recognized for reducing early elective deliveries.

Orthopedic Services Awards

US News and World Report hip replacementU.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Hip Replacement (2024-2025)

This award recognizes Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's commitment to a higher standard of care for hip replacement. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

U.S. News & World Report High US News High Performing Hospitals Knee ReplacementPerforming Hospital for Knee Replacement (2023-2025)

This award recognizes Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's commitment to a higher standard of care for knee replacement. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

The Joint Commission Hip Replacement CoreThe Joint Commission Logo Certification (2022)

This certification recognizes commitment to continuous performance improvement, providing high quality patient care and reducing risks in hip replacement practices.

The Joint Commission Knee Replacement Core The Joint Commission LogoCertification (2022)

This certification recognizes commitment to continuous performance improvement, providing high quality patient care and reducing risks in knee replacement practices.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement

BDC for Knee and Hip Replacement recognizes facilities that meet rigorous quality evaluations to measure structure, process, and patient outcomes.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery

BDC for Spine Surgery recognizes facilities that meet rigorous quality evaluations to measure structure, process, and patient outcomes

Radiology Services Awards

American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in MRI Breast, MRI Head, Spine, Body, Musculoskeletal, MRA, CT Adult – Head, Neck Chest, Abdomen, CT Pediatric – Head, Neck Chest, Abdomen, Ultrasound General – OB First Trimester, Gynecological, General, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine – Planar, SPECT, Cardiology and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission RecognitionNuclear Regulatory Commission Logo for Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes facilities that meet the training and experience requirements for nuclear medicine.

Stroke Services Awards

Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite (2023)

This award recognizes commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

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The Joint Commission/American Stroke The Joint Commission/American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Advanced Primary Stroke Center CertificationAssociation Primary Stroke Center Advanced Certification (2022)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. This distinction recognizes our exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

American Heart Association/American StrokeAmerican Heart Association 2022 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite (2022)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center treats patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association and has been recognized for its continuous commitment to this level of care.

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Florida Stroke Registry – 2nd Place for "Most Improved Defect Free Care 2020-2022"

The Florida Stroke Registry awarded Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 2nd place in the “Most Improved Defect Free Care 2020-2022.” The Florida Legislature enacted a Florida Stroke registry to support the improvement of the Quality of Stroke Care Throughout Florida.

Wound Care Awards

Healogics Center of Distinction (2019, 2021, 2022)

This award recognizes expertise in healing chronic wounds. The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. 

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Recognition for ER at Fruitville

2023 Press Ganey Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award®

This accolade recognizes Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's ER at Fruitville for being in the top 5% of healthcare providers in delivering patient experience in the last year.

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The Joint Commission/American Heart The Joint Commission/American Heart Association Acute Heart Attack Ready CertificationAssociation Acute Heart Attack Ready Certification for the ER at Fruitville (2022)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's freestanding emergency department, the ER at Fruitville, earned this certification for excellence in cardiac care.

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2022 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of 2022 HX Guardian of Excellence Award LogoExcellence Award® Winner by Press Ganey

This accolade recognizes ER at Fruitville for being in the top 5% of healthcare providers in delivering patient experience in the last year.

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