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Awards and Recognitions


Patient safety and care are important to St. John’s Regional 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.

Leapfrog Group

  • Nationally recognized with an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Healthgrades Awards

  • Ranked #1 in California for Coronary Intervention
  • Ranked #2 in California for Cardiac Care
  • Ranked #2 in California for Cardiology
  • Recipient of America's 250 Best Hospitals' Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
  • Recipient of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
  • Recipient of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 9 Years in a Row (2015-2023)

Cardiac Care

  • U.S. News & World Report named St. John's a High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure (2023-24)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 12 Years in a Row (2012-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 9 Years in a Row (2015-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 12 Years in a Row (2012-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 12 Years in a Row (2012-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 12 Years in a Row (2012-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2023

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

Gastrointestinal Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2023

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2023

Nephrology

  • U.S. News & World Report named St. John's a High Performing Hospital for Kidney Disease (2023-24)

Neurosciences

  • U.S. News & World Report named St. John's a High Performing Hospital for Stroke (2023-24)

Patient Safety

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care

  • U.S. News & World Report named St. John's a High Performing Hospital for COPD (2023-24)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

Get With The Guidelines® Awards

  • Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll & Advance Therapy presented by The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, 2023
  • Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll presented by The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, 2021
  • Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center - GOLD PLUS Achievement Award presented by the American Heart Association, 2021

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Distinctions

  • Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery
  • Designated Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care
  • Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Designated Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care

Designations/Accreditations

  • Nurse Residency Program is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)
  • Recipient of the Silver Level Beacon Award for Intensive Care
  • LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer by the Human Rights Campaign
  • Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center as recognized by the Joint Commission
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • The Integrated Breast Center at St. John’s is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) a program of the American College of Surgeons
  • St. John’s Regional Cancer Center is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons
  • Bariatric Surgery program is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Environmental Excellence

  • Environmental Excellence Award by Practice Greenhealth, 2021

Last updated August 23, 2023