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Care begins with a safe place.

We are committed to making our facility a safe place for care. You can rest assured that we've taken all the steps we can to protect you and those you love. Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is making sure you don't have to choose between safety and getting the care you need.

Patient Safety Excellence

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in patient safety with a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This places Alvarado among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Healthgrades has awarded Alvarado Hospital this distinction (2015-2022).

AHA Get with the Guidelines Awards_2020The hospital was also awarded prestigious Get With The Guidelines awards from the American Heart Association in 2022: a Gold Plus award for the treatment of Stroke, and a Silver Plus award for the treatment of Hearth Failure.

“Patient safety is our mantra,” explains Kenneth McFarland, CEO of Alvarado Hospital. “There are some things that we cannot control in our industry, so we concentrate on things we can, like the quality of care we deliver, and the well-being of the patients we take care of. I’m gratified to see, once again, that our efforts are being lauded by such distinguished organizations such as Healthgrades. I’m so proud of our hospital!”

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Why Choose Alvarado Hospital Medical Center?

  • Healing, Body and Mind

    Receive the care you need, from heart care and wound healing to preventive care and services specifically for the seniors in our community.

  • Close to Home, High-Quality Care Get the care you need without traveling far from home. Our team provides top-quality care in your home community.
  • Emergency Care When Needed Most Count on the emergency medicine physicians and team at Alvarado Hospital for emergency care 24 hours a day, every day.

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  • Five Star
  • Joint Commission
  • Ortho
  • Spine
  • Critical Care
  • Patient Safety
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