Recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Five Years in a Row!
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center announced that it is a recipient of the
Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that
have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications
for patients during hospital stays.
Alvarado is the only hospital in the city of San Diego to receive this
recognition four years in a row (2015-2018). Alvarado Hospital is a member
of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence
Award recipients for three consecutive years (2016-2018) than any other
health system in the country.
“We applaud the hospitals who have received the Healthgrades 2018
Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical
Officer, Healthgrades. “Their dedication and commitment to providing
safe care creates tangible results for patients.”
The distinction places Alvarado among the top five percent of all acute
care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance
as evaluated by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
“Patient safety is preached throughout Prime Healthcare, and we have
taken that philosophy to heart here at Alvarado Hospital,” says
Robin Gomez, Alvarado CEO. “Excelling at patient safety is a holistic
thing: if the patients are kept well while in our care, that means we
are excelling at all of the other aspects of patient care.”