Recognition for Manatee Memorial Hospital

Hospital Achievements

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of ApprovalThe Joint Commission Logo

The Joint Commission accredits healthcare organizations which meet its rigorous performance standards for delivering safe, high quality care.

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The Workplace Partnership for Life Workplace Partnership for Life LogoProgram, Platinum Level (2017-2021)

The Workplace Partnership for Life program is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in educating on the importance of donation and increasing organ, eye and tissue donor registrations. Manatee Memorial Hospital received the platinum level recognition for the last five years and the silver award in 2014.

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Cardiovascular Services Awards

Certified American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve badgeTranscatheter Valve Certification from the American College of Cardiology (2024)

The American College of Cardiology has recognized Manatee Memorial for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures. This award is based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

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2023 Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum Performance achievement award badgeChest Pain, MI Registry, Platinum Performance 2023 Platinum Performance Achievement Award Chest Pain MI Registry NCDRAchievement Award from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry/American College of Cardiology (2023)

The award recognizes Manatee Memorial's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that treats patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology clinical guidelines and recommendations.

American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Gold STEMI Receiving STEMIAmerican Heart Association 2023 Mission: Lifeline Gold badge Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award (2015-2023)

Heart attack patients receive prompt care consistent with the latest scientific guidelines from the American Heart Association. This program helps ensure prompt, evidence-based care for the severe type of heart attack known as ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction.

American College of Cardiology Accredited Accredited American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Primary PCI with ResuscitationChest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation

This award recognizes the efficient and effective care provided by Manatee Memorial to establish consistent, high quality processes and ensure the best care possible.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Accredited Facility EchocardiographyAccredited Adult Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography

The accreditation is given after an extensive, expert review of operational and technical procedures and is indicative of compliance with national standards and a commitment to providing quality testing and patient care.

General Surgery Awards

Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Blue Distinction Center Bariatric badgeSurgery by the Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Association (2021)

BDC for Bariatric Surgery recognizes facilities that meet rigorous quality evaluations to measure structure, process, and patient outcomes.

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Accredited Center of Excellence in Robotic Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, Surgical Review Corporation

Manatee Memorial was recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by Surgical Review Corporation. Status as an accredited facility means that Manatee Memorial Hospital has met nationally and internationally recognized standards. 

Breast Care Center Accreditation from the NAPBC LogoNational Accreditation Program for Breast Centers 

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has granted a Three-Year Accreditation to the Manatee Memorial Hospital Breast Care Center. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, Manatee Memorial Hospital’s Breast Care Center demonstrated compliance with the NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.

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Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Aetna Institutes of Quality LogoFacility

This award signifies high standards of quality and cost-effective care. Factors including number of procedures, success rates, and complication rates were measured to determine this rating. 

American College of Radiology Designated Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center American College of RadiologyLung Cancer Screening Center

Manatee Memorial adheres to standards set by the American College of Radiology and has earned a designation as a lung cancer screening center.

Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence Cancer Alliance

This award recognizes excellence in screening services in accordance with the guidelines set by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation MBSAQIP Accredited centerand Quality Improvement Program Accredited Comprehensive Center

Manatee Memorial is accredited as a Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The bariatric team at Manatee Memorial offers support through the entire weight-loss surgery process, from pre-op education to post-op support.

American College of Surgeons Commission Commission on Cancer Accredited Programon Cancer Accredited Oncology/Cancer Program

The Commission on Cancer defines evidence and consensus-based standards, require an operational infrastructure, collect high quality cancer data, and validate compliance with standards through external peer review.

Surgeon of ExcellenceSurgeon of Excellence Robotic Surgery badge - Robotic Surgeon

Manatee Memorial Hospital (MMH) is proud to announce that Dr. Stacey South (Gynecologic Oncology), Dr. Stelios Rekkas (General Surgeon and Bariatrics), and Dr. Jose Erbella (General Surgeon and Breast) have been recognized as Master Surgeons by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation not only confirms expertise in their field but their ongoing commitment to quality improvement and delivery of safe and effective patient care. Many hours of demanding work were devoted to this accomplishment, and it required a collaborative effort of their clinical team members, administration and leadership.

Imaging Services Awards

CT Adult – Head, Neck Chest, Abdomen ACR Computed Tomography Accredited FacilityAccredited Facility, American College of Radiology

This accreditation recognizes commitment to high quality adult computed tomography services.

CT Pediatric– Head, Neck Chest, AbdomenACR Computed Tomography Accredited Facility Accredited Facility, American College of Radiology

This accreditation recognizes commitment to high quality pediatric computed tomography services.

MRI Head, Spine, Body, Musculoskeletal, MRA ACR Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited FacilityAccredited Facility, American College of Radiology

This accreditation recognizes commitment to high quality magnetic resonance imaging services.

Nuclear Medicine Accredited Facility, American ACR Nuclear Medicine Accredited FacilityCollege of Radiology

This accreditation recognizes commitment to high quality nuclear medicine services.

Ultrasound Accredited Facility, American College of Radiology

This accreditation recognizes commitment to high quality ultrasound services.

Laboratory Services Awards

College of American Pathologists Laboratory College of American Pathologists LogoAccreditation

This accreditation ensures that laboratories meet and exceed standards to improve patient care and safety, maintain accuracy of test results, and ensure accurate patient diagnosis.

College of American Pathologists Blood GasCollege of American Pathologists Logo Laboratory Accreditation

This accreditation signifies excellence in patient care and safety practices within blood gas laboratory services. 

Orthopedic Services Awards

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of The Joint Commission LogoApproval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certifications (2021)

This certification recognizes commitment to continuous performance improvement, providing high quality patient care and reducing risks in total hip and knee replacement practices.

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Stroke Services Awards

American Heart Association®/American Stroke American Heart Association 2023 Get with the Guidelines Gold PlusAssociation® Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2023)

Manatee Memorial Hospital received this recognition for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

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U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Stroke (2023-2024)

This award indicates a high performance rating meaning Manatee Memorial performed significantly better than the national average in stroke care.

ACHC Stroke Certification

Manatee Memorial Hospital was awarded the Comprehensive Stroke Certification by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ThiACHC Comprehensive Stroke Certification badges certification confirms that the stroke specialty of Manatee Memorial Hospital is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

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Wound Care Awards

Healogics Center of Distinction Award (2022)Healogics 2022 Center of Distinction badge

This award recognizes expertise in healing chronic wounds. The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. 

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