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Awards & Recognition

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At Northridge Hospital, we're dedicated to excellence in patient care. We're proud of this tradition, and the relentless spirit, leadership and achievements of our employees in delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care to the people of the communities we serve. Their commitment is reflected in the awards and recognition we continue to receive year after year.

One of America's 50 Best Hospitals

Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital has ranked by Healthgrades—a national health care ratings organization, as one of:

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

 

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 3 years in a row (2018–2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 6 years in a row (2015-2020)
  • America's Best 250 hospitals for 9 Years in a Row (2012-2020) - formerly called the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award

America’s Best Hospitals is Healthgrades highest distinction, awarded by demonstrating exceptional, comprehensive and consistent quality year over year. Simply put, patients are more likely to have a successful treatment without major complications—and have a better chance of recovery—at America’s Best Hospitals.

America’s 50 Best Hospitals are in the top one percent of hospitals in the nation consistently providing overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures for at least seven consecutive years. 

America's Best Hospitals for the Following Services in 2020

We also received rankings of these top honors of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals’ Award™ for:

Northridge Hospital Medical center

 

  • Cardiac Care 3 years in a row (2018–2020)
  • Coronary Intervention 3 years in a row (2019–2020)
  • Stroke Care in 2020
  • Pulmonary Care in 2020
  • Critical Care 2 years in a row (2019–2020)
  • Gastrointestinal Care 2 years in a row (2019–2020)
  • General Surgery 2 years in a row (2019–2020) 

Healthgrades Excellence Awards in 2021.

Northridge hospital has also been awarded with 2021 Excellence awards in the following services:

 

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

     

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

     

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021) )

     

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 10 Years in a Row (2012-2021)

     

Top % and Five-Star Ratings in 2021 for:
Cardiology

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 12 Years in a Row (2010-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)

     

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

     

Neuroscience

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

     

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 7 Years in a Row (2015-2021)

     

Pulmonary

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 11 Years in a Row (2011-2021).

     

Gastrointestinal/Surgery

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)

     

Critical Care

  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 16 Years in a Row (2006-2021)

     

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 16 Years in a Row (2006-2021)

     

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center

Ensuring our patients receive quality care is a top priority at Northridge Hospital. Blue Distinction Centers® are part of a national designation program recognizing facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care—safely, efficiently and cost effectively. 

Northridge Hospital has received these designations in Knee and Hip Replacement/Spine Surgery and Cardiac Care. 

 


AHA/ASA 2020 Get With the Guidelines®

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award plus Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

The Stroke Center was honored with the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2020 and also qualified for recognition on the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite. This award recognizes Northridge Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

We additionally received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, Northridge Hospital met quality measures developed with more than 90 % of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”

Baby-Friendly® Designation

Baby-Friendly® USA, Inc. has designated Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital as a Baby-Friendly hospital. Northridge Hospital is one of less than 10 percent of hospitals in the U.S. to earn this Baby-Friendly® Designation for adopting care practices that promote the highest level of breastfeeding support and education in the first crucial months of a baby's life.

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative was launched in 1991 by the World Health Organization and UNICEF to improve the role of maternity services to enable mothers to breastfeed their babies. Hospitals only receive such a designation only after significant effort and meeting challenging criteria.