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Awards & Recognition

At Dignity Health - 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.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report named Northridge 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.

  • Best Regional Hospital with a #57 state ranking
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kidney Failure
  • Knee Replacement
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke

Northridge's recent High Performing ratings include:

  • 2023-2024: Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Hip Replacement, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia, Stroke
  • 2022-23: Heart Failure, COPD, Heart Attack, Hip Replacement, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke
  • 2021-22: Heart Failure,Heart Attack, Kidney Failure,Pneumonia,Stroke
  • 2020-21: Heart Failure, COPD, Hip Replacement
  • 2019-20: Heart Failure, COPD
  • 2018-19: Heart Failure
  • 2017-18: Heart Failure

Thrombectomy-Capable  Stroke Center Designation by the Joint Commission

Northridge Hospital is designated as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and received designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by L.A. County Emergency Medical Services. The hospital was recognized for its commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care and for ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations. 

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.”

Fortune's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Northridge Hospital Medical Center was awarded Fortune's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals destincting for operating at lower cost and having better outcomes, recording significantly higher inpatient survival rates, having fewer patients with complications, and having lower readmission rates.

“A” Safety Rating from the Leapfrog Group

Northridge Hospital Medical Center has been nationally recognized with an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2023. This national distinction recognizes NHMC among the top in the nation in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors in the hospital. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Award

Best Hospital by Newsweek

This Newsweek award for best hospital means we offer you high-quality care. Newsweek has recognized our commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care, as evidenced by our excellent medical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and recommendations from healthcare professionals. This award is a testament to the dedication of our entire team so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. 

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

Northridge 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.
 

One of America's 50 Best Hospitals

Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital is ranked by Healthgrades—a national health care ratings organization—as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for the fifth year in a row (2018-2023) .

This places us 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 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.

Northridge Hospital is ranked as America’s 100 Best Hospitals in the following areas: 

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)

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. 

Center for Rehabilitation Accreditation

The Rehabilitation Center is dually-accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In addition to our Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation, CARF also accredited our Spinal Cord Injury System of Care and Brain Injury Programs. Programs accredited by CARF have met rigorous standards, ensure the highest industry standards possible and are among the best available worldwide.

Northridge Hospital also received Healthgrades’ recognition in the following areas: 

  • Recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 50 Best Hospitals' AwardTM for 7 Years in a Row (2018-2024)
  • Recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 100 Best Hospitals' AwardTM for 10 Years in a Row (2015-2024) 
  • Recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 250 Best Hospitals' AwardTM for 13 Years in a Row (2012-2024)

Cardiac

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 5 Years in a Row (2018-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 9 Years in a Row (2014-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 15 Years in a Row (2010-2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2024 
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Stroke Care Excellence AwardTM
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2024 
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Procedures in 2024

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for 13 Years in a Row (2012-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 17 Years in a Row (2006-2022)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence AwardTM for 13 Years in a Row (2012-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 13 Years in a Row (2012-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2020-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries in 2022
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 3 Years in a Row (2020-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)

Neurosciences

  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 3 Years in a Row (2020-2022)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 6 Years in a Row (2018-2023)

Patient Safety

  • The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for being in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety (2023)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM 
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2023

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023), and was named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 9 Years in a Row (2014-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 12 Years in a Row (2011-2023)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence AwardTM for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024) 
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 11 Years in a Row (2014-2024) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 14 Years in a Row (2011-2024)

Prostate Surgery

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate SurgeriesTM in 2024

Sepsis

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 19 Years in a Row (2006-2024)    

 

Human Rights Equality Honors

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

Practice Greenhealth Award

Northridge Hospital has received the 2022 Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth for its ongoing commitment to improving the hospital’s environmental performance and ensuring sustainability remains an integral part of our hospital's operations and overall culture.