Alvarado Hospital has been recognized, once again, by Becker’s Hospital
Review as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” for 2019. This is the second year in a row that the hospital has
been so recognized. Alvarado, a 306-bed hospital outside of San Diego,
falls under Becker’s definition of a community hospital as any healthcare
facility with no more than 550 beds.
“We are humbled to receive this honor again,” says Robin Gomez,
Alvarado CEO. “We take our role as a community hospital very seriously.
We take pride in the care we provide to our neighbors, and in turn their
trust in us motivates us. This is why this particular award is meaningful
to the physicians, nurses, and staff here.”
Becker’s referenced several healthcare ratings organizations such
as IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics, the
Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top 100 Rural & Community
Hospitals, National Rural Health Association, CareChex ratings, grades
from The Leapfrog Group, awards from Healthgrades, and star ratings from
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Alvarado Hospital
currently holds a five-star rating from CMS for quality healthcare, has
been a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for
the past five consecutive years, and was awarded an A Grade for Hospital
Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group earlier this year.