Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 2019 Accomplishments

Monday, January 6, 2020

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) is proud to announce 2019 accomplishments ranging from celebrating a 15 year anniversary, completing a $28.5 million renovation project, receiving a Leapfrog “A” for Fall and announcing its first freestanding emergency department (FED) in Sarasota County. 

Manatee Healthcare System Group Vice President and Manatee Memorial Hospital CEO Kevin DiLallo stated, “I am proud of the growth within the hospital and local community in 2019. Growth means improving services for our patients in their own local communities — this is the heart of our mission.”

LWRMC CEO Andy Guz added, “Among many other accomplishments and completion of our $28.5 million expansion project, in 2019 LWRMC was voted “Best Hospital in Manatee County” by the readers of the Sarasota Herald Tribune. This award confirms the high levels of quality and service that we continue to provide to our local communities. Looking to the future, LWRMC will continue to expand services, educational events and community partnerships, and will announce the next renovation project in spring 2020.”

Read more information on LWRMC awards and accreditations.

LWRMC Accomplishments in 2019

  • Facility expansion 
    • Addition of two operating rooms
    • Additional cardiac catheterization lab with electrophysiology 
    • Brand new MRI, CT and X-ray
    • Expanded post-anesthesia care unit and pre-operative patient areas
  • January 2020 groundbreaking of the FED in Sarasota County

Service Line Expansion

  • Cardiology – Launched electrophysiology (EP) service line 
  • Robotics – Launched daVinci® robotic surgery program, adding daVinci Xi system
  • Neurosurgery – Enhanced neurosurgery program for craniotomies and neurospine cases
  • Orthopedics – First hospital in US to perform the Hintermann Series H3™ Total Ankle Replacement System

Quality and Safety

  • Leapfrog “A” for Fall 2019
  • Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission
    • Hospital Accreditation
    • Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification
    • Hip Replacement Core Certification
    • Knee Replacement Core Certification
  • American College of Cardiologist (ACC) Chest Pain Center Accreditation
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation for ABG Lab
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation for Laboratory
  • Sleep Lab Accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care 
  • ACR Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( MRI) Accreditation
  • American Heart Association® /American Stroke Association® Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold+ Quality Achievement Award
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold STEMI Award
  • Blue Cross® Blue Shield® Distinction Center + for Maternity
  • Blue Cross® Blue Shield® Distinction Center + for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Blue Cross® Blue Shield® Distinction Center for Spine Surgery
  • Recognized for early recognition and treatment of sepsis patients