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Accreditation, Ratings & Awards

We pride ourselves on being a quality leader, providing high quality care to our community. St. Joseph’s Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is consistently chosen as the “most preferred hospital” in our community.


St. Joseph's Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been awarded its Gold Seal of Approval™. This agency serves to help ensure and monitor the quality and safety of patient care in hospitals and clinics. We are committed to providing safe and quality care to all of our patients. If you feel the care provided has in any way compromised patient safety or failed to meet accepted quality of care standards, please do not hesitate to contact our Quality Improvement Department at (209) 467-6483. We will endeavor to address your concerns as promptly as possible.

Recognition & Awards

In recognition of our commitment to providing high-quality care, St. Joseph’s Medical Center has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the following:

  • Awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission
  • Recipient of the Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Foundation
  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center® by Blue Shield of California for Cardiac Care and Maternity Care
  • Designated as a Cigna Center of Excellence for Cardiac Care
  • Designated Baby-Friendly™ hospital by World Health Organization and UNICEF
  • Recipient of an "A" Grade for Patient Safety by the Leapfrog Group
  • Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • “Best of San Joaquin” – Voted best hospital in San Joaquin County by The Record’s readers
  • Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award and the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award
  • Designated STEMI and Stroke Receiving Center by County EMS
  • Certified Green Business by the State of California Green Business Program
  • Recipient of the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award 
  • Awarded Environmental Leadership Circle Award by Practice Greenhealth