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Awards and Recognitions


Patient safety and care is important to St. Mary’s Medical Center, and we are proud to have received numerous awards that support our dedication. Here is a summary of the recognitions we have earned across all of our services.

St. Mary’s Medical Center

  • Healthgrades - Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, 2014-16
  • Healthgrades - One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery, 2014
  • Healthgrades - Among Top 5 Percent of Hospitals Nationally for General Surgery, 2014
  • Leapfrog Group - “A” Grade for Hospital Safety and Quality, 2015
  • Joint Commission - Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, 2014

Bariatric Surgery

  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Bariatric Surgery, 2013 

Cardiac Services

  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Heart Failure, 2013-15

Critical Care

  • Healthgrades - Among Top 10 Percent of Hospitals Nationally, 2015-17
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Respiratory Failure, 2014-16
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Treatment of Sepsis, 2013-17
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Treatment of Pneumonia, 2014-15
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award, 2013-16

Gastrointestinal Care

  • Healthgrades - One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care and Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment, 2014-15
  • Healthgrades - Among Top 5 Percent of Hospitals Nationally, 2014-16
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award, 2014-17
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, 2014-15

Oncology

  • ACR (American College of Radiology) accreditation for radiation oncology
  • ACOS COC (American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer) Cancer Program accreditation with commendation

Orthopedic Services/Spine Center

  • Designated in 2016 as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement for demonstrating expertise in knee and hip replacement surgery.
  • Becker’s Hospital Review - One of America’s 100 hospitals with outstanding orthopedic programs
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Hip Replacement Surgery, 2015
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Spinal Fusion Surgery, 2014
  • Becker’s Spine Review - Drs. James Zucherman and Ken Hsu listed as “Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors to Know”

Stroke Care

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement, 2015
  • Healthgrades - One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, 2014
  • Healthgrades - Among Top 10 Percent of Hospitals Nationally, 2016
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement, 2014
  • Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, 2012-13
  • Healthgrades - Among Top 5 Percent of Hospitals Nationally, 2013-15
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Stroke Care, 2011-17
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award, 2013-16

Women’s Health

  • Healthgrades - Women’s Health Excellence Award, 2014
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Award for Gynecologic Surgery, 2013
  • American College of Radiology - Accredited in the following imaging modalities: breast ultrasound, breast MRI, computed tomography, mammography, MRI, radiation oncology, stereotactic breast biopsy, and ultrasound
  • American College of Radiology - Breast Center of Excellence, 2013
  • Only hospital in San Francisco to be accredited in ultrasound