HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital is a full-service hospital & 24/7 ER providing a range of medical services, including cardiology and stroke care, in Okeechobee.
About HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital
We’re part of the largest network of doctors, nurses and care sites in the state. Our experienced care teams focus on listening to you and caring for you like family. We work to understand your needs and provide a personalized care experience. From welcoming your newest family members to needing routine and specialty care throughout your life, you can count on us to show up for you when it matters.
Message from the CEO
Hi, I am Brian Melear, CEO of HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital.
Welcome to our website. I hope that you find the information on this site helpful and informative. If you ever need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you understand the scope of healthcare services offered here, as well as address any of the details or follow-up questions you may have related to your care and treatment.
We are proud to have provided our community quality healthcare with a personal touch for the past 40 years. Patients and families often tell me that the staff, physicians and volunteers at HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital make a tremendous impact on their experience at our facility. We're here for you.
Did you know you have a Top-Performing Hospital, right in your backyard? HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital was recognized as a "Top Performer" by The Joint Commission on Key Quality Measures for five years in a row! We are one of only 117 hospitals nationwide to achieve this recognition. We are proud to earn the distinction of being recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. We were also recognized for achievement on the following measure sets:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Surgical care
- Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital is licensed by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) as a Primary Stroke Center. We are proud to have earned the 2019 Healthgrades Five-Star Treatment Awards for the following conditions: Respiratory Failure, Hip Fracture and Heart Attack. In addition to these awards, we have also received Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our intensive care unit (ICU) was recognized in 2019 as an Honoree in HCA Healthcare's Unit of Distinction Awards for being among the top 10 percent of all HCA Healthcare Critical Care Nursing Units in its achievement of measurable, exemplary performance in the areas of advocacy, leadership, and consistency in nursing practice and operations.
In a similar example of our excellence in nursing, our surgical services department has achieved the Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) strong status for the percentage of staff who have completed their voluntary certification in the specialized field of perioperative (surgical) nursing. This certification is the standard by which the public recognizes quality nursing care.
HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital is an integral part of the community. We not only participate in community traditions and events, we also provide educational and informational services for the community to learn about healthcare and the latest medical technologies. To learn more about our hospital-sponsored classes and events and register to attend them, call our Consult-A-Nurse hotline toll-free at (863) 763-9228. I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.
As always, I welcome and encourage patients and their loved ones to share feedback and suggestions with members of the patient's healthcare team or myself.
Chief Executive Officer
HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital statistics
Total patients treated in 2019