Awards & Recognition


St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center we're 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. Their commitment is reflected in the awards and recognition St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center continues to receive year after year. 

2019

  • 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
  • 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 Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)
  • Chest Pain PCI Accreditation - American College of Cardiology

2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

2015

  • 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
  • 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