Awards & Accreditations

  • Our Awards

Five Stars in New Federal Quality Rating

Alvarado Hospital received five stars in the government's Hospital Compare rating system. READ MORE.

Named as one of 100 Best Community Hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review (2018, 2019).

Patient Safety

America’s 100 Best™ by Specialty

  • Only California Hospital named among America's 100 Best for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery (2014-2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ (2014-2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ (2014-2018)

Orthopedics

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2014-2018)
  • Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ (2014-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2014-2017)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services (2015-2018)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery (2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Hip Fracture (2014-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2014-2019)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2014-2019)
  • 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

  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achivement Award (2019)
  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achivement Award (2019)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2014-2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ (2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis (2014-2019)
  • 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