Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach FL, 32547

(850) 659-2763

63% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 212 hospital cases and a national average of 203 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 178 cases.

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As Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 413 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 395 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 621 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 58 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 152 hospital cases and a national average of 162 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 56 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 45 cases.

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As Expected
Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 165 cases.

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As Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 647 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 152 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 116 cases.

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As Expected
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 114 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 292 cases.

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As Expected
Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 44 cases.

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Worse Than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 88 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 82 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 252 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 1139 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 1776 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 366 cases.

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As Expected
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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
Hospital
National Average
Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 223 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 102 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 216 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 470 cases.

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As Expected
Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 370 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 169 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 157 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 32 hospital cases and a national average of 74 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 85 hospital cases and a national average of 138 cases.

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Our Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

63% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Our Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 2 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery

Rated As Expected in 10 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 1 safety indicators

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
2 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

1000 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Directions/Features of Surrounding Area

The area offers year round golf, swimming, tennis and all water sports including deep-sea fishing and every level of boating. There are many cultural activities including two Symphonies, the ballet, and an art center. The area enjoys numerous fine restaurants; many entertainment facilities and beautiful parks are found throughout the area. Their education system is one of the tops in Florida with most school rated A or A+. The education system supports kindergarten through graduate school. Churches of most denominations as well as most major civic organizations and numerous clubs can be found in the area.

Facility Information

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center with 247 licensed beds, is the only full service acute care hospital in the Tri-County area including Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties. Located in Fort Walton Beach FL, the Medical Center provides the area’s only Comprehensive Cardiac and Cancer Programs and is staffed by more than 200 physicians representing over 30 specialties. The Medical Center provides a full range of medical and surgical services including: Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Vascular and General Surgery, Obstetrics and Women’s Services, Psychiatric and Rehabilitation Medicine. To learn more about Fort Walton Beach Medical Center visit www.fwbmc.com

Business Office Hours

8 am to 5 pm