Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute is a 380-bed acute-care HCA hospital in Fort Pierce, Florida. The facility has earned numerous awards and accreditations, including becoming a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Attack for 11 years in a row and a Blue Distinction for Cardiac Care.
The Center's Heart Institute is the most experienced institute of its kind along Florida's Treasure Coast. Diagnostic, interventional, and therapeutic care for cardiac patients are all available at the Institute, as well as open heart surgery, cardiovascular step-down, cardiac catheterization recovery, and more. Through Lawnwood's Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Program, heart patients can get back on track to a healthy lifestyle that fits their individual needs while keeping their hearts as strong as possible.
Lawnwood Regional works to ensure that its services fit the changing needs of the community. In 2014, the Center opened the area's first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Room to better care for the children in the region. Lawnwood also has the area's only Level II Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. Other services include emergency care, outpatient therapy, and behavioral health services. To serve the members of the community who cannot afford medical care, the Center donated more than 1,800 procedures to HANDS of St. Lucie County, a non-profit that provides access to free and reduced care for low-income, uninsured adults.
The facility's 1,534 staff members treat more than 99,000 patients per year, including nearly 79,000 emergency visits. The staff describe the Center as a fast-paced environment with friendly staff who are all committed to providing the highest quality of patient care. The facility's medical-surgical unit is frequently recognized as an HCA Unit of Distinction, which is awarded to nursing teams that exemplify compassionate care, positive patient outcomes, and teamwork. The Center's staff was also recognized by the March of Dimes for their work in eliminating non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks gestational age.
Lawnwood Regional's location in Fort Pierce is less than 10 minutes from the beach and full of old Florida charm. Noteworthy local attractions include the Manatee Observation and Education Center, the Bluefield Ranch Preserve, and the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. With a waterfront downtown and tons of aquatic activities, Fort Pierce is ideal for individuals looking for a laid-back lifestyle along the coast.