Alvarado Hospital's care and specialties services are nationally recognized by
Healthgrades as being among the Top 5% in the Nation for Clinical Care in 2014 and
among America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™,
Spine Surgery™ and Critical Care™. For a complete list of
Healthgrades quality awards,
click here. In addition, Alvarado Hospital is part of the "
Top 15 Health Systems in the Nation" as named by Truven Health in 2012-13.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is a 306-bed acute care hospital offering
advanced, specialized healthcare services to the San Diego community and
beyond. Our vision is to provide our community with a healthcare facility
that blends outstanding medical care and leading-edge technology with
the highly personalized service of a community hospital.
Alvarado Hospital’s programs and services include the brand-new Advanced
Spine & Joint Institute, the
San Diego Rehabilitation Institute and the Alvarado
Surgical Weight-Loss Program. The hospital has one of the first hospital-based
Sexual Medicine Programs in the U.S. Our fast and efficient emergency department posts our current
average wait times on our website and on the iTriage app. Other programs include cardiac
services, endoscopy, neuroscience,
oncology, pain management, general surgical services,
sleep center and vascular services, among others.
A staff of more than 800 registered nurses, technicians and support staff
work alongside our more than 400 physicians providing our patients with
quality healthcare in a compassionate and personalized environment.
Serving San Diego since 1972, we are conveniently located adjacent to San
Diego State University and are partners with the SDSU Aztec football and
Licensed and Accredited
Our facility is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s
leading accrediting body for hospitals. Alvarado was the first hospital
in the western U.S. to earn two certifications in stroke care from The
Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and the Gold Seal
of Approval™ for Stroke Rehabilitation. The hospital also is a designated
STEMI (severe heart attack) receiving cente by the County of San Diego.
Our oncology program is an American College of Surgeons' Commission
on Cancer Certified
Community Cancer Program.