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Awards & Accreditations

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center has been awarded prestigious Get With The Guidelines awards from the American Heart Association in 2022: a Gold Plus award for the treatment of Stroke, and a Silver Plus award for the treatment of Hearth Failure.

“Patient safety is our mantra,” explains Kenneth McFarland, CEO of Alvarado Hospital. “There are some things that we cannot control in our industry, so we concentrate on things we can, like the quality of care we deliver, and the well-being of the patients we take care of. I’m gratified to see, once again, that our efforts are being lauded by such distinguished organizations such as Healthgrades. I’m so proud of our hospital!”

Awards & Accreditations

Patient Safety

America’s 100 Best™ by Specialty

  • Among 100 Best for Gastrointestinal Care (2022)
  • 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™ (2014-2019)
  • 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 (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2014-2019, 2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery (2019)
America’s 100 Best by Specialty

Gastrointestinal Healthgrades Awards

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence (2022)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2015-2016)
  • Top 5% Overall Gastrointestinal Services (2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery Excellence Award (2015-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Gatrointestinal Bleed (2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2014-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (2015-2016)

Critical Care

  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type Two Diabetes Honor Roll (2021)
  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award (2020)
  • Excellence in Coronary Interventional (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, 2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures (Healthgrades, 2018-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient of the Treatment of Stroke (Healthgrades, 2021-2022)

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Pneumonia (2020-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (2022)

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

Featured Services

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Emergency Services

Surgical Services

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Sexual Medicine

Senior Care Services