October 9 2020  – Palmetto General Hospital proudly honors OBGYN, Dr. Hector Fernandez, as the hospital’s Physician of the Month for October 2020. Dr. Fernandez was nominated because his colleagues describe him as highly engaged, and he is beloved by both staff and patients. Dr. Fernandez was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding service, commitment and dedication to caring for patients. “Dr. Fernandez  is recognized for his outstanding service, commitment and dedication to provide compassionate care,” said Ana Mederos,  hospital CEO. 
Palmetto General Hospital offers a broad range of services including: adult and pediatric emergency care, maternity, mental health, hyperbaric, wound care, sleep disorders center, a cardiac and vascular program that includes both medical and range of surgical services as well as a bariatric program, surgical oncology and the hospital is also a Joint Commission Accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center.  
Palmetto General Hospital has consistently won achievement awards with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program. Palmetto General Hospital is a recipient of the American Heart Association (AHA) American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke. Palmetto General Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a Bariatric Center of Excellence. American College of Surgeons (ACS). Palmetto General Hospital, recently named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, which is the oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Palmetto General Hospital, please visit or call 1-800-522-5292.