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Alvarado Hospital has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” for 2018. Becker’s, a source of business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders defines a community hospital as a healthcare facility with no more than 550 beds.

“We are the little hospital that can!” exclaims Robin Gomez, CEO of Alvarado. “We focus on serving our community nestled next to the city of San Diego. This is how we stay relevant, vibrant, and how we stay true to the mission of Prime Healthcare.”

To compile this list, 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, 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 and has been a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for the past four years.