Quality & Awards

Sequoia is proud to be your award-winning community hospital. Below is a list of our most recent accolades.

Current Awards for Clinical Excellence

  • Recognized as a High Performing Hospital in seven specialties and procedures by U.S. News and World Report for 2020 – 21. Specialties include Aortic Valve Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Bypass Surgery, Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, and Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.

  • Distinguished as among the top 2 percent nationwide to receive the combination of Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence Awards in 2020 from Healthgrades.
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  • Recognized for excellence in treatment of heart failure, stroke, and sepsis in Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation.
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  • Received a 5-Star rating, the highest possible, for quality in 2019 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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  • Awarded with seventh consecutive “A” Grade for Patient Safety in 2019 by the Leapfrog Group
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  • Recognized with Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Stroke Honor Roll in 2019 from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
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  • Awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons with three out of three stars, the highest possible ranking, in 2018 for the quality of our isolated mitral valve repair and replacement.
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  • Voted a Family Favorite 2019 “Best Birth Center” and “Best Hospital” by readers of Bay Area Parent magazine.
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  • Re-certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center in 2018 by the Joint Commission.
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  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals, Cardiac Surgery, 2016-2018
  • Top 10% in the Nation
  • Cardiac Surgery, 2016-2019
  • Pulmonary Services, 2019
Top 15% in the Nation
  • Patient Experience, 2017-2020
Excellence Awards
  • Pulmonary Care, 2019
  • Cardiac Surgery, 2016-2019
  • Patient Experience, 2017-2020
  • Patient Safety, 2020
5-Star Award
  • Valve Surgery, 2016-2019
  • Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), 2018-2019
  • Treatment of Sepsis, 2020
  • Gynecologic Surgery, 2018
  • Treatment of Stroke, 2019-2020
  • Treatment of Heart Failure, 2019-2020
  • Treatment of Pneumonia, 2019
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery, 2019 


Last updated November 2019