Alvarado Hospital Medical Center's care and specialties services are
nationally recognized by
Healthgrades as being among the Top 5% in the Nation for Clinical Excellence and Patient
Safety Excellence, and among America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic
Surgery™, Spine Surgery™ and Critical Care™. We are
pleased to be the only hospital in California to be among
America's 100 Best for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery (2014-2017).For a complete list of national awards,
Alvarado Hospital 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
Advanced Spine & Joint Institute, the
San Diego Rehabilitation Institute and the Alvarado
Surgical Weight-Loss Program, including the new
non-surgical belly balloon. 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 ears, nose
and throat; cardiac services; endoscopy; neuroscience;
oncology; general surgical services; and vascular services, among others.
A staff of more than 600 registered nurses, technicians and support staff
work alongside our more than 300 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.