Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades

We’ve been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care and Knee and Hip Replacement by Florida Blue and awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. These recognitions – and more – have been achieved through a shared vision of our team, whose satisfaction comes from improving the health and well-being of our community.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has been recognized as one of Southern Florida’s Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2020-21 Best Hospitals” rankings. The hospital continues to be recognized as a leader in quality clinical care, with Heart Failure, COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery and Hip Replacement ranked as high performing specialties.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has has achieved The Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission®.

The hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital proudly participates in the American Joint Replacement Registry

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a bronze-level Beacon Award for Excellence on Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital received accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award and is also recognized on the association’s Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Elite Quality Achievement Award and Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Award for 2019.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac and Knee/Hip Replacement Surgeries.

2019 Readers’ Choice Award winner for Best Hospital as voted by the Hometown News readers of Vero Beach.

Cardiac Rehab program and Pulmonary Rehab program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

First hospital in Florida to receive the March of Dimes ’39-week initiative award’ for reducing the number of induced C-section deliveries between 36 and 39 weeks.

Awarded the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Practice PGY-1 Residency accreditation for Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

As a community-based medical school, Florida State sends its third- and fourth-year students to regional campuses across the state. Students from the College of Medicine’s Fort Pierce Regional Campus complete their clinical rotations in area physician offices and hospitals.

Awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ and designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission

Cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accredited since 1989.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is designated as a Chest Pain Center v5 with Primary PCI Accreditation.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital received accreditation by the College of American Pathologists.

Nursing Recognition

Nursing Recognition

Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital are invested in their commitment to safe quality care and have contributed through shared governance in the achievement of numerous nursing and hospital-wide recognitions:

Multiple awards have distinguished CCIRH for its excellence in patient care in all clinical areas. The following list of honors and distinctions exemplifies CCIRH’s commitment to serving the population as a leader in healthcare:

  • CCIRH has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one Southern Florida’s Best Regional Hospitals for 2020-2021. Recognized as a leader in quality clinical care, with Heart Failure, COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery and Hip Replacement as high performing specialties.
  • The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.
  • The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) bronze-level Beacon Award for Excellence
  • The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Heart Failure Gold Plus with Honor Roll Achievement Award.
  • The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Stroke Gold Plus with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Award.
  • The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award
  • Awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ and designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission
  • Cardiac Rehab program and Pulmonary Rehab program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
  • First hospital in Florida to receive the March of Dimes ’39-week initiative award’ for reducing the number of induced C-section deliveries between 36 and 39 weeks.
  • Cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accredited since 1989.
  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is designated as a Chest Pain Center v5 with Primary PCI Accreditation.

Who We Are

Garnett Lunsford Radin, a registered nurse, personally funded a 21 bed facility that opened in 1932 as Indian River Hospital. Over the years this small hospital grew to a 332 bed not-for-profit acute care medical center now known as Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. We are home to 620 RNs and APRNs.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital nurses take pride in caring for their hospital and clinic based patients, covering more than 30 specialties on the Treasure Coast of Florida. The diversity of the nurses at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital are a reflection of the communities they serve and positions them to provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive care to meet all their patient’s diverse and individualized needs.

Professional Practice Model

The Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital nurses use the guiding principle of the Nursing Professional Practice Model (PPM) that supports our organizational mission, vision values and care priorities. The foundation for the PPM is based on Henderson’s Nursing Need Theory and a Team of Teams approach, Strategic Leadership, Engagement and Professional Governance.  The PPM includes four domains that support excellent nursing practice.  These are Quality & Safety, Relationship-Based Culture, Research, Evidence-Based Practice & Innovation and Professional Practice & Development.

Nursing Professional Practice Model

Shared Governance at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Shared Governance gives nurses across all care settings a voice to affect their practice and the care provided for patients. It supports a culture of partnership, equity, accountability, and ownership which enhances nursing satisfaction, retention, patient satisfaction, and quality outcomes.

Shared Governance at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital