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Alvarado Hospital Awards

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 Healthgrades Awards

  • 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 Healthgrades Awards

  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2014-2021)
  • 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 Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2020)
  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award (2020)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Excellence in Coronary Interventional Procedures (Healthgrades, 2021)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (Healthgrades, 2014-2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ (Healthgrades, 2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis (Healthgrades, 2014-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary interventional Procedures (Healthgrades, 2021)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care (Healthgrades, 2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures (Healthgrades, 2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient of the Treatment of Stroke (Healthgrades, 2021)

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Pneumonia (2020-2021)

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