Our Awards and Accreditations 
The Joint Commission for hospital accreditation 

Accreditation   Joint Commission standards address the organization’s level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control. The standards focus not simply on an organization’s ability to provide safe, high quality care, but on its actual performance as well. Standards set forth performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care.  

Accreditation   Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center. The ultimate goal of the Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers Program is to improve the outcome of pregnancy and the quality of life from birth. Since the inception of this program, Florida's neonatal mortality rate has been reduced from 13.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1974, to 4.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1999. Morbidity rates, or the quality of the survivors, have also improved. Florida has a model Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers Program. The provision of these perinatal intensive care services has had, and continues to have, a beneficial impact on the quality of life for the residents of Florida.

Accreditation  State-designated Memory Disorder Clinic

Accreditation  State-designated Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center

Accreditation  State-designated Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program facility

Accreditation  Member of Children's Oncology Group. As a member of COG, the Children's Hospital at St. Mary's is part of a network of researchers working together to identify cancer causes and pioneer new treatment and cures, ultimately improving outcomes for children with cancer.

Accreditation  State-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center

Accreditation  Joint Commission Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center

Accreditation  State Designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center



  • 2009 Tenet Circle of Excellence Award
  • Best Critical Care Unit and Nurse Leaders in Palm Beach County
  • Optum Health Network Neonatal Center of Excellence
  • "Best Hospital Program" Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • Americal Heart Association's Get with the Guidlines Gold Award for Coronary Artery Disease
  • "Best of the Best Pediatric Hospitals," So. FL Parenting Magazine
  • Cigna Healthcare Quality Designation for C-Section, Craniotomy, Heart Failure, Spinal Fusion, and Stroke
  • Medal of Honor for Organ Donations from US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • FMQAI Performance Achievement Award 2008
  • Americal Association of Respiratory Care, Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Awards   Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) Initial Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that the hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85% compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients. Get With The GuidelinesSM is a quality improvement initiative that provides hospital staff tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures for heart failure patients in their care to prevent future hospitalizations.