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Awards & Recognitions


Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is pleased to announce a number of recently received awards from Healthgrades.

Below are two lists of our most recent awards. The first comes from Healthgrades. The second list is from non-biased, unsolicited health care ratings organizations who have honored us with quality and excellence awards. Click here to see the full list: "Your Award Winning Community Hospital."

Awarded by Healthgrades

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis, 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery, 2014
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award, 2013–2015
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement Surgery, 2013–2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment, 2013–2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy, 2013–2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement, 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia, 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure, 2012–2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis, 2012–2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, 2012–2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, 2004–2015
  • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement, 2004–2013

Other Awards & Accolades

  • Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery, 2016
  • Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, 2016
  • Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, 2016
  • Women's Choice Award for America's Best Stroke Centers, 2016 
  • Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, 2015
  • When surveyed, 9 out of 10 Emergency Department (ED) patients would return to AGCH without hesitation and would recommend the ED to a friend or loved one.
  • Healthcare Innovation Award, CenCal Health, 2016 
  • Hospital Safety Score of “A” by the Leapfrog Group, 2015
  • Dignity Health System Integrity Award, 2015
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certified as recommended by the Joint Commission, 2015
  • Greenhealth Partner for Change Award by Practice Greenhealth, 2015
  • Performance Excellence Award by CALNOC (Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), 2015
  • Ranked #1 in the Dignity Health System by patients for taste and quality of food, 2012–2013
  • Dignity Health Award for Excellence in Adoption of Transformational Care, 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement Award by Commission on Cancer—one of only 4 recipients in California and 80 in the U.S., 2009
  • Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement®, Blue Shield of California, 4 years in a row
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for Health-Care Quality and Safety Survey