Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been named one of the nation’s 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review.



“We are proud to serve our community and are dedicated to bringing high quality, safe healthcare to those we have the privilege of serving,” said Roger Hall, president. “It is our desire to be the gateway to world class care, and we are truly honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s best community hospitals.”



Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast opened in Miramar Beach, Fla. in January of 2003. Since opening, the 58-bed hospital has added cardiac, spine and joint services. In July 2014, the hospital announced a $30 million expansion to be completed by 2017 that will increase the hospital’s licensed bed count to 77, allowing for expanded maternity, inpatient, pediatric, and emergency services.



The “100 Great Community Hospitals” 2015 list was released on June 24. Hospitals featured on the list have fewer than 550 beds. Some are suburban hospitals, but many are located in rural areas and are their communities’ sole hospital. Of the 100 hospitals listed, only four are in Florida.



The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on various rankings and awards, including Truven Health Analytics — for which Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for the past four years.



For more information about Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, please visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.