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HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is a medical facility located in Fort Walton Beach, FL. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™, and more.

60%

Patient Experience Rating

4% lower than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2024, 2023, 2022)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2024, 2023, 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™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2024, 2023, 2022)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2023, 2022)

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

Surgical Care Excellence Award™

Surgical Care Excellence Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in surgical care across 15 of the most common in-hospital surgical procedures including cardiac, vascular, joint replacement, prostate, spine, and gastrointestinal surgeries

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

  • Respiratory failure following surgery

4 ratings were better than expected

8 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

2023, 2022

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

2024, 2023, 2022

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

2024, 2023, 2022

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

2024, 2023, 2022

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

2023

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

2023

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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64%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

1% lower than the national average

60%

Would definitely recommend

4% lower than the national average

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%74%75%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%76%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%61%57%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%58%56%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%81%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%46%47%

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%62%55%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%72%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr Dekutoski was very professional and thorough during my appointment. He answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed! My options were discussed and treatment given. Thanks to the doctor the pain in my hand has gone away! Thanks to the doctor and his staff! Would recommend this physician!!

Jul 17 2024

Review for Dr. Dekutoski

I saw Dr. Watt at his FWB office and found the process hectic, but reassuring and informative. I was treated for trigger finger and Dupuytren's Contracture in my right hand. Surgery center staff were wonderful and the procedure went off without a hitch. I am very happy with the care and attention...

Patti Cohoon Jul 16 2024

Review for Dr. Watt

We are both very happy spending our 55 years together under the great care we get from Dr.Alexander. Tony and Jean Louis. She is the best in Kaiser.

Jul 13 2024

Review for Dr. Alexander

Since first coming to see Dr Gilmore, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at his patience and thoroughnesses. I go there on Worker’s Comp. and can honestly say I have felt like my complaints and experiences between visits he listens to and takes note of and actually has helped me retain treatment on...

K. Miller Jul 11 2024

Review for Dr. Gilmore

Dr Silver and all his staff are very sweet and professional. I have worked with him in the OR as a nurse. After watching how he performs his surgeries I decided I would see him for my pelvic issues. Several other nurses at our hospital have gone to him and have nothing but good things to say about...

Lory Jul 10 2024

Review for Dr. Silver

Location

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach FL 32547

CallDirections

(850) 862-1111

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital located?

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is located at 1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital has been awarded with Patient Safety Excellence Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™, and 4 more in the past two years.

Is HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital highly rated with patients?

64% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital?

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How does HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

1000 Mar Walt Dr

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Directions

(850) 862-1111