Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Only Hospital in State to Achieve All Three Healthgrades® America’s Best Cardiac Specialty Awards™

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (October 21, 2016) Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center receives all three America’s Best Cardiac Specialty Awards™ in 2017 from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about hospitals and physicians. These include America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™.

As the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center ranks in the top 1 percent of 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide by Healthgrades. The hospital is also the only one in Palm Beach County to receive America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s designation as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ places the hospital in the top 2 percent in the nation.

“To be the only hospital in Florida to receive all three Healthgrades® America’s Best Cardiac Specialty Awards for 2017 is a tremendous achievement and demonstrates that Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a leader in cardiac care,” said Jeffrey M. Welch, hospital CEO. “Additionally, these distinctions reflect the skill and dedication of our physicians and staff and are a testament to our commitment to providing innovative, safe and effective care." 

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. These achievements are part of findings released by Healthgrades and are featured in its 2017 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. 

Since performing the first open-heart surgery in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, The Heart and Vascular Institute at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center remains one of the area’s top heart hospitals. With a team that consists of highly skilled cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, pharmacists and other clinical staff, the hospital has performed over 16,000 open-heart surgeries and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations to date.