Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

59%

Patients that would definitely recommend
11% lower than the national average


Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a medical facility located in Fort Walton Beach, FL. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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59%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
10% lower than the national average

59%

Would definitely recommend
11% lower than the national average

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%72%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%72%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%59%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%82%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%45%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%60%66%

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%52%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%63%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Debbie Martin Nov 28 2021

Review for Dr. Chandler

Great experience all around. Explained the procedure well, answered a million of my questions and put me at ease. All went well. Thank you!! ??

Joanne Murdock Nov 28 2021

Review for Dr. Shaknovsky

The best pediatrician in the area, without a doubt. He is very knowledgeable and takes the time to really hear his patients. Our family loves him!

Nov 24 2021

Review for Dr. Krist

Dr. Lakatos was a great listener and offered great advice. He took his time talking to me and didn’t rush me at all, which I appreciated, and suggested a protocol that is appropriately aggressive given how ill I am.

AM Nov 24 2021

Review for Dr. Lakatos

Most thorough doctor I have been to see in my entire life. He explains what he sees and why he has the decision he is making. He will put it all in layman terms so that you know exactly what it is that is going on. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL.....

Laura Gilmer Nov 24 2021

Review for Dr. Raines

Location

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

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