HCA Florida Fort Walton-destin Hospital

66%

Patients that would definitely recommend

4% lower than the national average

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.

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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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

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

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

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, 2021)

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

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

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

2 ratings were better than expected

11 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

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than 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

Worse than 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, 2021

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

Better than 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

Worse than 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

Better than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™

2023, 2022

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

2021

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

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

Better than Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

Better than Expected

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™

2023, 2022

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As 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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67%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

2% lower than the national average

66%

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%77%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%74%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%56%66%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%66%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%85%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%44%53%

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%56%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr Z is the most compassionate, skilled Internist, we've ever encountered..He and his staff treat us like family..

Sally B Feb 02 2023

Review for Dr. Zimmermann

Dr.Chen has done 5 different surgeries for me over the past 11 years. My latest was total knee replacement. Recovery has been much faster than the normal recovery time. The physical therapist said I must have had a good doctor since I was walking so well so quickly after the surgery.

Rick Fisher Jan 30 2023

Review for Dr. Chen

Dr. Tuper and his staff are amazing. He listened, observed and together we decided a septoplasy with turbinate reduction was needed. He did a great job and I can breath so much better. God bless you Dr. Tuper and thank you!

Bonita Roman Jan 27 2023

Review for Dr. Tuper

TJones Jan 26 2023

Review for Dr. Tenholder

Jan 25 2023

Review for Dr. Ringel

Location

HCA Florida Fort Walton-destin Hospital

1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach FL 32547

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(850) 862-1111

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Contact Us

1000 Mar Walt Dr

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Directions

(850) 862-1111