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Awards and recognitions


  • In 2017, The Villages® Regional Hospital attained The Joint Commission's advanced certification for its Primary Stroke Center.
  • In 2016, Central Florida Health was one of only three hospitals in the state of Florida to receive Gold Standard accreditation by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.

  • Commission on Cancer
    In 2016, Central Florida Health was granted a 3-year accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
  • Becker's Hospital Review
    In 2016, Central Florida Health was selected by Becker's Hospital Review as one of its 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in the United States. 

  • In 2016, the Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance (FTCA) presented a Gold Level Award to Central Florida Health for its commitment and dedication to employee health and wellness.

  • In 2015, Central Florida Health was recognized by Florida Worksite Wellness for its commitment and dedication to employee health and wellness.
  • Fit Friendly Worksite award
    In 2016, Central Florida Health was named a "Fit-Friendly" Worksite by the American Heart Association for promoting health and wellness among employees.

  • Hospital Safety Score
    In fall 2015, The Villages® Regional Hospital earned the nation's top distinction for patient safety with an "A" grade Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group. 
  • Health at Work award
    In 2015, Central Florida Health was honored for the 3rd consecutive year as a recipient of the Health at Work Award, sponsored by ComPsych. This award recognizes our commitment to employee health and wellness. 

  • Top 100 Company for Working Families
    In 2015, Central Florida Health was recognized as a Top 100 Company for Working Families, landing the No. 8 spot on the listthe highest-ranking healthcare facility.
  • Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement award
    In 2015, The Villages® Regional Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.


  • AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 recognition
    In 2013, Central Florida Health was recognized on AARP's list of the Best Employers for Workers Over 50, a program that acknowledges organizations whose policies best address an aging workforce.
  • Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals
    In 2012, Central Florida Health was recognized among the top 20 percent of best performing health systems in the country by Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: Health System Benchmarks.
  • Healthcare's Hottest Companies
    In 2012, The Villages® Regional Hospital was recognized as the No. 12 company and highest-ranking acute care hospital in Modern Healthcare's inaugural list of Healthcare's Hottest, a program honoring the fastest-growing organizations in healthcare.