Recognition for Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
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.
Sepsis Core Certification from The Joint Commission (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 Program (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.
Leapfrog Top General Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety (2021)
The Leapfrog Group has recognized Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for our commitment to providing safer healthcare to our patients.
Sarasota Herald Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospital in Manatee County (2021)
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center was voted the best hospital for three years in a row by the readers of the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
Five-Star Quality Rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2021)
This rating is awarded for facilities who provide superior experiences for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries as determined by the criteria of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Cardiovascular Services Awards
American Heart Association® Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center – Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2023)
This award recognizes 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.
Accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography (2023)
This accreditation is indicative of compliance with national standards and a commitment to providing quality testing and patient care.
The Joint Commission Advanced Primary Heart 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.
American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® - 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.
Laboratory Services Awards
College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation
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 Laboratory Accreditation
This accreditation signifies excellence in patient care and safety practices within blood gas laboratory services.
Maternity Services Awards
Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals List (2022-2023)
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 Center+ 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 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District XII
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's maternity services were recognized for reducing early elective deliveries.
Orthopedic Services Awards
U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Knee Replacement (2023-24)
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 Core 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 Certification (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.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Recognition 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.
The Joint Commission/American Stroke Association 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 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.
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.
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.
The Joint Commission/American Heart Association 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.
2022 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence 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.