Palms of Pasadena Hospital
As part of HCA Healthcare, HCA West Florida is an industry leader in clinical excellence and innovative. To produce exceptional patient outcomes, we rely on a powerful combination of skilled physicians, state-of-the-art equipment, highly trained nurses and clinical support.
Among Our Achievements in 2017:
100% of our hospital Quality Leaders are certified, demonstrating their expertise in leading performance improvement.
100% of our hospitals have Chief Medical Officers who work with physicians to improve patient outcomes.
100% of our hospitals are designated Stroke Centers and 14 also offer Tele-neurology, allowing our ER physicians to instantly consult with a stroke Neurologist, to ensure the timely use of clot-busting drugs when appropriate.
Our rigid focus on Sepsis has resulted in 936 Additional Lives Saved since 2012. Additionally, most of our hospitals have earned Joint Commission Sepsis Certification.
With the adoption of best practices in blood management, we reduced 3200 units of blood transfused in 2017.
Expeditious surgery through the Geriatric Fracture Initiative is reducing complications, decreasing long-term mortality and shortening hospital stays in this vulnerable population.
Tele-neurology is providing our ER physicians with instant consults for Stroke Patients allowing for the immediate use of clot-busting drugs when appropriate to reverse the effects of strokes.
We are expanding telemedicine in the ER with Tele-psychiatry to ensure patents receive needed behavioral health assessments.
Our Antibiotic Stewardship program is stopping the overuse of antibiotics by getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time.