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Awards & Recognition


Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals are proud of the high quality, compassionate care we provide to members of our community. Our hospitals have been recognized as follows for providing high quality care:

2018 Awards

  • Blue Distinction Designation for Maternity Care – Mercy and Memorial Hospitals
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures – Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment – Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery – Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery – Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Deliver – Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure – Mercy Hospitals
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment – Mercy Hospitals
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll, AHA/ASA/TJC Primary Stroke Center Certification - Mercy Hospitals
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Award Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll, AHA/ASA/TJC Primary Stroke Center Certification – Memorial Hospital

2017 Awards

  • Center of Excellence – Bariatrics – Mercy Hospitals
  • Burn Receiving Center Designation for EMS Kern County – Memorial Hospital / Grossman Burn Center
  • Emergency Department Receiving Center for Burns – Memorial Hopsital
  • Top 5 in USA for lowest C-section rates for first time mothers – Memorial Hopsitals
  • Baby Friendly for Maternity – Memorial Hospital
  • Blue Distinction Designation for Maternity Care – Mercy Hospitals
  • Blue Distinction for Orthopedics: Spine, Knee and Hip – Memorial Hospital
  • Robert A Grimm Pediatric Pavilion for Emergency Care – Memorial Hopsital
  • ACR Accreditation for CAT Scan – Mercy Hospitals
  • ACR Accreditation for Mammogram – Mercy Hospitals
  • Certified Chest Pain Center Designation – Memorial Hospital
  • ACC Action Registry – GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award – Memorial Hospital
  • HealthgradesGynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Award for vaginal and C-section deliveries – Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Gynecologic Procedures Excellence Award – Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy – Memorial Hospital

2016 Awards

  • Pediatric Receiving Center Designation for EMS Kern County – Memorial Hopsital
  • Emergency Department Receiving Center for Pediatrics
  • Baby Friendly Designation
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for colorectal surgeries - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for pacemaker procedures - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient hip fracture treatment - Memorial  Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for treatment of pneumonia - Memorial  Hospital

2015 Awards

  • Achievement Citation from the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)--Mercy and Memorial Hospitals’ Department of Special Needs and Community Outreach
  • Cost & Quality Award for Infection Control from Healthcare Business Insights - Mercy Hospitals
  • National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award 2014-2015 - Memorial Hospital
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Award - Memorial Hospital
  • CareChex Quality Award for Medical Excellence in Women's Health - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient from in Carotid Surgery - Mercy Hospitals
  • Joint Commission Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® - Mercy and Memorial Hospitals
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award - Mercy Hospitals
  • Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year - Mercy and Memorial Hospitals
  • Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award - Mercy and Memorial Hospitals.
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for heart failure - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for pacemaker procedures - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for sepsis - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient hip fracture treatment - Memorial  Hospital
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Award—Memorial Hospital (2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for treatment of pneumonia - Memorial  Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for treatment of COPD - Memorial  Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass - Memorial Hospital

2014 Awards

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award – Memorial Hospital
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award – Mercy Hospitals
  • Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) - Memorial Hospital
  • American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline: Bronze Receiving Center - Memorial Hospital
  • Beautiful Bakersfield Award - All American City Tradition--Memorial Hospital for the 34th Street/Homaker Park Neighborhood Transformation Project.
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ - Memorial Hospital 2014, 2013, 2012.
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™– Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient in carotid surgery - Mercy Hospitals
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient in stroke - Mercy Hospitals
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for appendectomy - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for heart failure - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for sepsis - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient in stroke - Memorial  Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for colorectal surgeries - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient hip fracture treatment - Memorial  Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient total hip replacement - Memorial  Hospital
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient for treatment of pneumonia - Memorial  Hospital

2013 Awards

  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient in total knee replacement - Mercy Hospitals
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient in COPD treatment - Mercy Hospitals
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient in hip fracture treatment – Mercy Hospitals (2013, 2012, and 2011)
  • Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ - Memorial Hospital
  • Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award™ - Memorial Hospital
  • Beautiful Bakersfield Award - Lauren Small Children's Center at Memorial Hospital.
  • Beautiful Bakersfield Award – Commercial Remodel --Mercy Hospitals for the Mercy Garden at Mercy Hospital Southwest.
  • Healthgrades Five Star Recipient in Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient ) - Memorial Hospital