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A Quality Hospital

For our community, excellent care means close access to an outstanding hospital that has better outcomes, quality, and access to some of the area's most respected physicians. Glendale Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the US.

U.S. News and World Report Top Recognition

U.S. News & World Report named Glendale Memorial Hospital a High Performing Hospital for the procedures listed below in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for all services and procedures.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2022-23)
  • Heart Attack (2023-24) 
  • Heart Failure (2023-24) 
  • Kidney Failure (2023-24) 
  • Pneumonia (2023-24) 
  • Stroke (2023-24) 

Nick Reed suffered from a stroke that went undetected for 72 hours until he arrived at Glendale Memorial. Life-saving measures were performed to get him back on his feet and reunited with his family. Watch the video above to learn more about his miraculous story.

Glen Phillips is a marathon runner who recently suffered a heart attack while running on a trail in Elysian Park. After a good Samaritan called 911, Glen was rushed to Glendale Memorial's STEMI Receiving Center. Watch the video above to learn more about his miraculous story.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

  • Leapfrog A 2020-2023

Advanced Stroke Care

Glendale Memorial Hospital is a Los Angeles County-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center. We’re also proud to be certified by the Joint Commission as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center—which means we meet rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy and providing post-procedural care.

Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Glendale Memorial Hospital made the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Elite Honor Roll. This award recognizes Glendale Memorial Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that their stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

Glendale Memorial Hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Chest Pain Center Accredited hospitals have achieved a higher level of expertise when dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

Glendale Memorial 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.

Human Rights Equality Honors

Through our continued efforts to boost health care equality for all, Glendale Memorial 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.

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2024

Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures in 2022

Healthgrades named Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center a Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures in 2022. A Five-Star rating indicates that our clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Certified Cardiac Fitness Center

Glendale Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Fitness Center received full certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. This certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Marcia Ray Breast Center received the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which distinguishes our facility for achieving optimal outcomes. The BICOE designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. The Center is also recognized as an “Outstanding Community Partner” by the San Fernando Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society.

Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

Glendale Memorial Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. Being a Blue Distinction Center means that Community Hospital San Bernardino has been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield as a facility with healthcare providers who have been recognized for their expertise in specialty care services.

Baby-Friendly® Designation by the World Health Organization

Glendale Memorial Hospital is one of less than 450 of hospitals nationwide to earn the designation as a Baby Friendly® Hospital. To achieve this status, we designed our care practices to provide our patients with a high-level of breast-feeding support and education in the first crucial months of a baby's life.

Healogics® Wound Care Center of Distinction

Glendale Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care Center is recognized as a center of distinction. To be award this status, our hospital excelled in providing patient satisfaction, wound adjusted comprehensive healing rate, and outlier rate.

Additional Quality Achievements

  • Named 2018-19 Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for earning three high performing ratings in Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Partner in Public Safety Award from the Glendale Fire Foundation and Glendale Fire Department
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary InterventionTM in 2021
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Surgery in 2019
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2019
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery in 2019
  • U.S. News and World Report for High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure in 2020

Past Healthgrades awards include Treatment of Heart Attack, Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, Treatment of Heart Failure, Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies, Hip Fracture Treatment, Treatment of Stroke, Treatment of GI Bleeds, Pacemaker Procedures, Small Intestine Surgeries, and Colorectal Surgeries.