The past 10 years have been transformative for Martin Health System. So much so, that even our name changed, evolving from Martin Memorial Health Systems in order to better reflect the broad scope services we provide.
In the past decade, Martin Health has expanded its access to high-quality care, increased its clinical research capabilities and worked toward consistently improving the care we offer the community.
Among Martin Health’s highlights over the last 10 years:
• The health system has earned numerous awards for quality care, including recognition for cardiovascular, stroke, hip and knee replacement, and cancer care. That includes recognition as a Truven Analytics 100 Top Hospitals for the last four years, raising the total to eight times since the study began in 1993. In that time, only 34 hospitals have won the award eight time or more – approximately 1 percent of the total hospitals surveyed.
• After several years of trying Martin Health earned a certificate of need to build a hospital in west Port St. Lucie. Construction on Tradition Medical Center, a 90-bed acute care hospital, began March 2012 and is scheduled to open in December 2013. The hospital will bring much-needed access to care for residents of west Port St. Lucie, but has also benefited the local economy. Once fully operational, it will create more than 400 jobs and construction of the facility has created approximately 1,000 jobs.
• Tradition Medical Center is located on the campus of Tradition Center for Innovation, home of life sciences research organizations such as Mann Research Center, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and VGTI Florida. Martin Health has been performing clinical research studies for years, but since the life sciences organizations arrived in the mid-2000s, the health system has been able to work closely with them on studies that can help bring research from the bench to the bedside.
• In August 2006, Martin Health opened the Frances Langford Heart Center. The center was years in the making, and has made a tremendous difference in the community, offering life-saving open-heart surgery and cardiovascular interventional procedures.
• In June 2013, Martin Health and HealthSouth Rehabilitation opened a new comprehensive medical rehabilitation hospital on the campus of Martin Hospital South. The 34-bed rehabilitation hospital offers local residents who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries or other major illness or injuries – a service that was not available close to home previously.
• Thanks in part to the philanthropic generosity of the community, Martin Health has been able to invest in sophisticated technology that has benefited patients locally. From the da Vinci Robot to a PET/CT scanner, cutting edge stereotactic radiation equipment to MAKOplasty robotics for partial-knee replacements, Martin Health is able to offer a broad array of services to patients, close to home.
Through the years, Martin Health has focused on providing exceptional care to every patient who comes through our doors. The last decade has been filled with exciting changes and opportunities, and we look forward to seeing what the next 10 years will bring.