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Quality Recognition

Consumer Loyalty Award

Our hospital has been named to the annual Consumer Loyalty Best in Class list, the only loyalty-based hospital rankings, recognizing the top U.S. healthcare facilities. The 100 top-scoring organizations are included in the ranking, but only the top 10 of those receive Best in Class designation. 

Downtown News - Best of Downtown Winner

Thank you DTLA for voting Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical
Center the Best Hospital winner! Since 1887, we’ve been a community
cornerstone advancing high quality health care. We’re proud of our
legacy and excited to expand services for all who come to us for
hope, healing and humankindness.


Healthgrades Honors

Healthgrades named Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center a Five-Star Recipient in the areas of Heart Failure, Hip Fracture Treatment, Pneumonia, and Sepsis Treatments. A Five-Star rating indicates that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Cardiac Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 12 Years in a Row (2013-2024)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 6 Years in a Row (2017-2022) 


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke (2023)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)

U.S. News & World Report

For more than three decades, U.S. News & World Report has annually updated its Best Hospitals rankings to help people find the best care when they need it most. California Hospital is rated high-performing in:

  • COPD
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

California Hospital has earned an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) designation that ensures we have the staff and technology needed to provide immediate care to young patients.

Primary Stroke Center

California Hospital has received a Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The hospital achieved this status for its proven ability to provide effective, timely care to stroke victims and significantly improve their outcomes, and for demonstrating compliance with national, evidence-based standards for stroke care. 

Practice Greenhealth Emerald Award

Protecting our planet remains a top priority for California Hospital. Our green efforts were recognized by Practice Greenhealth who honored our facility with an “Environmental Excellence” in 2023 for setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste, and embracing sustainability as a core part of our culture. We were also honored for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and showing leadership in our local community and in the health care sector.

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

California Hospital was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2023. This award highlights the hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, and the latest scientific evidence.

Along with the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, California Hospital also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. The Stroke Elite Honor Roll recognition confirms that the time between a patient’s arrival at California Hospital and receiving stroke blood clot-busting medication is reduced. The Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award ensures patients with type 2 diabetes receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized with cardiovascular disease or stroke.

Human Rights Equality Honors

Through our continued efforts to boost health care equality for all, California Hospital has been recognized as an Equality Leader by the 2022 Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index. This rigorous national benchmarking tool evaluates health care facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and employees.

C-Section Honor Roll

California Hospital made California Health and Human Services’ C-Section Honor Roll in 2018 along with 122 hospitals that met or surpassed a federal target aimed at reducing births via Cesarean section in first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies.

Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list represents those that held up best against the pandemic’s ongoing stress test. In 2022, California Hospital achieved better results than peer institutions on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. The study relies on publicly available Medicare data for its analysis. The Top Hospitals list also considers an organization’s contributions to its community and equity of care.