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Alvarado Hospital was just ranked by Healthgrades as among “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” for Spine Surgery™ and Orthopedic Surgery™ in Healthgrades in 2015. This is the second year in a row Alvarado was ranked among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for spine and orthopedic surgery.

Nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide were evaluated for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and Healthgrades identified the 100 best hospitals within each procedure.

“Alvarado is the only hospital in California to be a recipient of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in 2015—and a recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Robin Gomez, Alvarado administrator. “This showcases the caliber of surgeons and focus on patient safety at Alvarado.”

Alvarado Hospital recently opened the first spine and joint program in San Diego modeled after the nationally recognized Marshall Steele program, which has superior outcomes and high patient satisfaction scores. The Advanced Spine & Joint Institute at Alvarado Hospital offers the latest advances in laser, minimally invasive, and robotic-assisted procedures in a tranquil healing-designed patient recovery unit that reflects San Diego’s beautiful landscapes and landmarks.