Accreditations, certifications, and awards.

Our commitment to continuous quality improvement has led to accreditation and certifications to the highest national standards available for our clinical programs. Health First hospitals and facilities have earned the following distinctions.

 

Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital

  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission
  • Accredited by ICAEL (International Commission for Accreditation of Echo Laboratories)

 

Health First Diagnostic Centers

  • Viera Medical Plaza: ACR accreditation for mammography, MRI, nuclear medicine, position emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound

 

Health First Health Plans

  • Accreditation status of "accredited" from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Medicare Advantage and Commercial health plans, 2021-2024
  • Medicare Advantage plans received a rating of 4 out of 5 according to NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2021-2022
  • Commercial HMO Plans received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 according to NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2021-2022

 

Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission
  • Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET/CT, and ultrasound
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Accreditation - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • Certified by the American College of Pathologists (CAP) - Laboratory Services
  • Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Council
  • "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke" Gold Plus Award from the American Stroke Association
  • HRS Certification for Pre-Hospital Care - Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center and First Flight Aeromedical Transport
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) Certification
  • Level II Trauma Center Certification by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration
  • National Institution for Occupational Safety and Health Certification - Pulmonary Laboratory

 

Health First Home Care

  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission

 

Health First Medical Equipment

  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission

 

Health First Palm Bay Hospital

  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission
  • Accreditation by the American College of Radiology in ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, breast ultrasound, CT, and MRI
  • Accreditation by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
  • Accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) - Laboratory Services

 

Health First Medical Group

  • Primary care physicians performed highest in Florida for preventive services, including mammography and colorectal cancer screenings, as well as influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations (EHR 4 Prevention-FMQAI)

 

Health First Sleep Center

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited hospital-based Sleep Center

 

Health First Viera Hospital

  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission
  • Certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Accreditation by the American College of Radiology in ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT, and MRI

 

Hospice of Health First

  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission