Awards and Recognitions
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SANTA CRUZ, CA. (June 8, 2017) –Dignity Health’s Bay Area hospitals—St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz—have received recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® quality improvement program. The awards recognize each hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment of stroke or heart failure according to nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines.
“We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to improve patient outcomes by quickly and safely treating stroke patients and speeding recovery and reducing readmissions for heart failure patients,” said Todd Strumwasser, MD, senior vice president of operations for the San Francisco Bay Area. “This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring stroke and heart failure patients receive the highest-quality care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines developed using the latest scientific research.”
All four Dignity Health Bay Area hospitals are certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and are CARF-accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) in Adult Inpatient Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation. Dominican Hospital’s heart and vascular program also has received accolades from Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for coronary intervention and as among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for cardiac surgery, and is designated as a Blue Shield Blue Distinction Specialty Care Center for Quality in Cardiac Care.
Dignity Health includes four accredited, not-for-profit hospitals in the Bay Area – Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. All four hospitals are Certified Stroke Centers, offer emergency services, and have received national recognition for superior safety and quality from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
St. Mary’s Medical Center opened the nation’s first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory and continues to be a pioneer in multidisciplinary spine care. St. Mary’s also houses a Total Joint Center, a Comprehensive Cancer Center and is recognized for outstanding treatment of stroke. dignityhealth.org/stmarys