Awards & Accreditations

Our Awards

Four Stars in New Federal Quality Rating

Alvarado Hospital received four stars in the government's Hospital Compare rating system - only 20% hospitals nationwide received four stars. READ MORE.

America’s 100 Best™ by Specialty

  • Only California Hospital named among America's 100 Best for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery (2014-2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ (2014-2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ (2014-2017)


  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2014-2017)
  • Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2014-2017)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services (2015-2016)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery (2015-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery (2014-2016)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2014-2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2015-2016)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery Excellence Award (2015-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (2015-2016)

Critical Care

  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2014-2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ (2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis (2014-2017)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care (2014-2016)

Accreditations and Certifications

  • Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission
  • STEMI-Receiving Center Designation by San Diego County
  • Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Rehabilitation by The Joint Commission
  • First in western U.S. to earn two certifications from The Joint Commission (Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Gold Seal of Approval™ for Stroke Rehabilitation)
  • One of the nation's first hospital to offer a multi-disciplinary sexual medicine program