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Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is the only acute care hospital in the Tri-County area. Learn more about our hospital and services.

Message from the CEO

Thank you for visiting HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital's website.

I would like to personally welcome you to HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital's website. I hope that you will find it an informative guide to the outstanding array of services that we offer.

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital has had the privilege of serving the healthcare needs of our patients and our community for over 35 years. As the only full-service acute care hospital in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties.

Our hospital offers the area’s only:

  • Comprehensive cardiovascular program
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Joint Commission accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Certified cancer center
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Center

We are proud to be the area’s leader in innovative medical technology and surgical procedures and to be able to provide nationally recognized services right here in our community, close to your home. In fact, Healthgrades, the leading independent healthcare rating organization, has ranked HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital in the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery and joint replacement surgery and recognized us as a five-star recipient for vaginal delivery.

While we are proud of these accomplishments, our greatest satisfaction comes from the level of quality healthcare services our dedicated physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers provide to you and your loved ones. I can assure you that we are committed to working together to exceed the expectations of our patients by providing the best possible care in a personalized manner centered around our values of honesty, integrity, respect and dignity.

If you have any questions or comments about our website or any of its information, please feel free to contact us.

We hope that you will choose HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital as your hospital of choice, and we welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family in meeting your healthcare needs.

Zach McCluskey, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital statistics

  • 134,709

    Patients treated in 2019

  • 1,331


  • 266


  • 267

    Licensed beds


We are supported by a leadership team that is committed to bettering the lives of patients within the communities we serve. Our hospital leaders are experienced in many areas of healthcare and use their knowledge to improve the quality of care we provide.

Awards and recognitions

We strive to exceed our patients' needs. Our dedication to excellence in healthcare has led to us receiving awards and recognition from organizations such as Healthgrades and the American Heart Association.

In the community

To improve the health of the diverse communities we serve — and as part of HCA Healthcare, Florida's largest healthcare provider — we continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming how healthcare is provided. We also work in partnership with other organizations to provide a wide range of community benefit programs and services.

Public notice

If you would like to report a public safety event regarding our hospital, you may contact The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission will conduct an unannounced survey of our hospital to evaluate our compliance with nationally established standards. The survey results will be used to determine whether and the conditions under which accreditation should be awarded to our organization.

Report a public safety event

Business health

Through our program, Commit to Fit, we offer businesses biometric screenings, educational seminars, disease prevention and management to promote good health in the workplace.

Learn more about our business health program

Quality initiatives

Our hospital has made very significant investments in and progress toward reducing errors in hospital care, patient safety continues to be a major focus for us.

Through our quality initiatives, it is our hope that our proactive efforts will improve the standard of care in the way we serve and raise the bar on patient safety for the nation.

Our commitment to community health

The Community Health Assessment plays a key role in telling the health story of Okaloosa County. Produced every three to five years, this assessment is used by the community to identify health priorities. Then, Community Health Improvement Plan groups form and work together to set goals and take steps to create a healthier Okaloosa.

The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County offers a wide range of services focusing on promoting and improving the health of residents and visitors of the community. HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital collaborates with Okaloosa county to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

View the Okaloosa County Community Health Assessment