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Awards & Recognition


Dignity Health is dedicated to excellence in patient care, health education, medical research and other health services. We're proud of this tradition, and the relentless spirit, leadership and achievements of our employees in delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care to the people of the communities we serve. Our commitment is reflected in the awards and recognition we continue to receive year after year.

2019

Dignity Health
  • Dignity Health earned the Healthy Arizona Worksite Platinum Award from Arizona Department of Health Services. This award recognized businesses that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of their employees, their families, and their community through evidence-based worksite health initiatives and promising programs. A Platinum Level Award is awarded to businesses making an impact both within and beyond their walls addressing one or more of the many health challenges impacting communities across the state. Dignity Health demonstrated data driven programming and is leveraging cross-sector collaborations or partnerships improving the health, well-being, and equity of our community. 
Arizona General Hospital
  • Arizona General Hospital in Mesa received the three-year Joint Commission Accreditation in January 2019
Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • US News & World Report Best Hospitals. Tied at #5 in Arizona and #4 in Phoenix with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. 
  • Ranking Arizona. Three Dignity Health facilities have been named top 10 acute care hospitals in Arizona from AZ Big Media. This list is based on how voters answered the question, “With whom would you recommend doing business?” from the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s most comprehensive business opinion poll. St. Joseph’s and Chandler Regional was placed first and second for hospitals with 268 or more beds. Chandler Regional came in at number two for the same category. Mercy Gilbert was third for hospitals with 267 beds or fewer. To read the article, click here.
  • Top 50 Hospitals - HealthGrades
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Critical Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award – Healthgrades (2 years in a row, 2018-2019)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award – Healthgrades (6 years in a row, (2014-2019)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award – Healthgrades (5 years in a row, 2015-2019)
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals - Healthgrades (3 years in a row, 2017-2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals - Healthgrades (6 years in a row, 2014-2019)
  • America’s 250 Best Hospitals - Healthgrades (9 years in a row, 2011-2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Cardiac Care – Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Critical Care - Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Pulmonary Care – Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Stroke Care - Healthgrades
Gilbert Medical Center
  • US News & World Report Best Hospitals. Tied at #8 in Arizona and #6 in Phoenix.
  • Ranking Arizona. Three Dignity Health facilities have been named top 10 acute care hospitals in Arizona from AZ Big Media. This list is based on how voters answered the question, “With whom would you recommend doing business?” from the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s most comprehensive business opinion poll. St. Joseph’s and Chandler Regional was placed first and second for hospitals with 268 or more beds. Chandler Regional came in at number two for the same category. Mercy Gilbert was third for hospitals with 267 beds or fewer. To read the article, click here.
  • CareChex Award. #1 in the state and top in the nation and/or region for Pneumonia Care along with other medical excellence and/or patient safety awards.
  • Critical Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award – Healthgrades (3 years in a row, 2017-2019)
  • America’s 250 Best Hospitals - Healthgrades (2 years in a row, 2018-2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Pulmonary Care - Healthgrades
  • Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Hospital and Medical Center are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Programs (MBSAQIP), meaning the industry’s experts recognize us for providing safe, top-quality surgical care for our patients.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). St. Joseph’s was the recipient of the C. H. William Ruhe Award for our submission on Innovation and Successful Implementation of Learning from Teaching Medical Students and our partnership with Creighton University. 
  • Ranking Arizona. St. Joseph’s Hospital was listed number one on the list of the top 10 acute care hospitals in Arizona from AZ Big Media. This is based on how voters answered the question, “With whom would you recommend doing business?” from the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s most comprehensive business opinion poll. St. Joseph’s was the top choice for hospitals with 268 beds or more. To see the full article, click here
  • Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery by the SRC. St. Joseph’s is the only Hernia Center of Excellence and Robotic Center of Excellence in the state of Arizona. 
  • St. Joseph’s and St. Joseph’s Westgate are the first hospitals in Arizona to be designated as Centers of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). SRC accreditation helps patients identify medical providers who have met rigorous standards for delivering high-quality medical treatment, including perioperative, surgical and long-term follow-up care. Click here to learn more
  • Ranked among the top 100 hospitals by HealthGrades. Hospitals with the distinction of being ranked among the top 250 hospitals by HealthGrades are in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide.
  • American Heart Association 2019 Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll 
  • American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines (GWTG): Silver Plus Achievement for Heart Failure; Target: Heart Failure; Gold Plus Achievement for Stroke; Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
  • US News & World Report - Best Hospitals – Neurology & Neurosurgery, ranked #15, and ranked #19 in Gynecology
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification - American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) (3 years, 2018-2021)
  • Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by SRC
  • Chest Pain PCI Accreditation -  American College of Cardiology
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award – Healthgrades (8 years in a row, 2012-2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award – Healthgrades (8 years in a row, 2012-2019)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award – Healthgrades (15 years in a row, 2005-2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals - Healthgrades (2 years in a row, 2018-2019)
  • America’s 250 Best Hospitals - Healthgrades (6 years in a row, 2014-2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Stroke Care - Healthgrades (8 years in a row, 2012-2019)
St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center
  • The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQI), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), awarded St. Joseph’s Westgate a Comprehensive Center accreditation. The accreditation formally acknowledges the hospital’s commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. As an accredited program, the Weight Loss Center at St. Joseph’s Westgate has demonstrated it meets the needs of its patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care. To learn more about the center and the services it provides, click here: https://dignityazweightloss.org/
  • Achieved its second Center of Excellence accreditation and was named a Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation distinguishes the hospital as providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC must undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. Status as an accredited center of excellence means St. Joseph’s Westgate has met nationally recognized standards and a rigorous on-site inspection process. Click here to learn more.
  • Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery by the SRC. St. Joseph’s is the only Hernia Center of Excellence and Robotic Center of Excellence in the state of Arizona.
  • St. Joseph’s and St. Joseph’s Westgate are the first hospitals in Arizona to be designated as Centers of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). SRC accreditation helps patients identify medical providers who have met rigorous standards for delivering high-quality medical treatment, including perioperative, surgical and long-term follow-up care. Click here to learn more.
  • Ranked among the top 100 hospitals by HealthGrades. Hospitals with the distinction of being ranked among the top 250 hospitals by HealthGrades are in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide.
  • Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)
  • Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)

2018

Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence - Healthgrades
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
Gilbert Medical Center
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award – Healthgrades
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award 
  • Chest Pain PCI Accreditation -  American College of Cardiology
  • Clinical Site of Excellence Award from Creighton University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award 
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award - American Heart Association
  • Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 
  • Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) Training Site
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award
  • Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll - American Heart Association
  • U.S. News & World Report named St. Joseph’s as one of the Top 20 Hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery
  • U.S. News & World Report named St. Joseph’s as one of the Top 20 Hospitals in the nation for gynecology

2017

Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • 4 star CMS rating – December 2017 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals – Healthgrades
  • Critical Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence - Healthgrades
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award - Healthgrades
  • Total Knee and Hip Replacement Programs Re-Certification 2017 - Joint Commission
Gilbert Medical Center
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award – Healthgrades
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Designated Epilepsy Center
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Intersocietal Accredited Commission (IAC) Echocardiography Lab
  • NIA-designated Alzheimer’s Center
  • Outstanding Community Outreach
  • Top-performing Hospital in the Conduent Midas Platinum Quality Award Program

2016

Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Received the Best in Sepsis Award
  • Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • Received the Best in Sepsis Award
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

2015

Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center from American College of Surgeons
  • Awarded the Arizona Perinatal Trust Recertification for Level II Nursery
  • Received the Joint Commission Re-Certificate of Distinction  for Total Knee Replacement
  • Received the Joint Commission Re-Certificate of Distinction for Total Knee Replacement
  • Won the Stryker Healthy Hospital Gold Award for saving $1,108,922.00 and 16,752 pounds of waste avoidance
  • Received the Joint Commission Recertification for Primary Stroke Center
  • Won the American Heart Association –Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Awarded the City of Chandler’s Architectural Excellence Award
Gilbert Medical Center
  • Midas Platinum Quality Award Winner
  • Joint Commission Top Performer Award on Key Quality Measures
  • American Heart Association and Stroke Association ‘Get With the Guidelines’ Gold Status Plus Award for Stroke Program Quality Measures
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Re-Certification for Total Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Certificate of Distinction from the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center
  • Re-accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Arizona Perinatal Trust certified Perinatal Care Center – Level II
  • Won the American Heart Association –Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Plus  Achievement Award
  • Recertified as a Level II perinatal facility
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Named by U.S. News and World Report as a Top 25 Hospital in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery
  • Named Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health
  • Named recipient of Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards™ in Neurosciences, Neurosurgery, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery and Stroke Care
  • Listed in the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review
  • Named the only hospital in the nation to receive Joint Commission’s certification in Stroke, TBI and Perinatal services
  • Became 1st  hospital in Arizona to receive Joint Commission Perinatal Care certification for labor through postpartum care