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Awards & Recognition


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

Northridge Hospital America's 50 best hospitalsDignity Health - Northridge Hospital is ranked as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for the second year in a row (2018 – 2019) by Healthgrades—a national health care ratings organization.

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 100 Best Hospitals

In addition, we also received ranking as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 5 years in a row (2015-2019) plus these top honors of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals’ Award™ for: Cardiac Care 2 years in a row (2018–2019); Coronary Intervention in 2019; Critical Care in 2019; Gastrointestinal Care in 2019; and General Surgery in 2019. 

Northridge Hospital America's 100 best hospitals for cardiac care        Northridge Hospital America's 100 best for coronary intervention      Northridge Hospital America's 100 best for critical care       Northridge Hospital America's 100 best hospitals for gastrointestinal care       Northridge Hospital America's 100 best hospitals for general surgery                                    

Northridge Hospital 100 Best Hospital

America's 250 Best Hospitals

Formerly called the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award, Northridge Hospital is also named one of America's Best 250 hospitals for 8 Years in a Row (2012-2019). 

Northridge Hospital America's 250 best hospitals                                        

Healthgrades Excellence Awards

Northridge hospital has also been awarded with 2019 Excellence awards in cardiac care (2 years in a row 2018-2019); coronary intervention (2 years in a row 2018-2019); critical care (8 years in a row 2012-2019); and gastrointestinal care, general surgery, neurosciences, pulmonary care and stroke care awards for 2019.

Northridge Hospitals Excellence in Cardiac Care        Northridge Hospital excellence award for coronary intervention        Northridge Hospital Excellence Award for Critical Care         Northridge Hospital Excellence in Gastrointestinal Care        Northridge Hospital Excellence in General Surgery                          

Northridge Hospital Excellence in Neurosciences        Northridge Hospital Excellence in Pulmonary Care         Northridge Hospital Excellence in Stroke Care       

Additional Healthgrades Recognitions

Cardiac Care

  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiology Services in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2010-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)

Critical Care

  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care 8 Years in a Row (2012–2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis 14 Years in a Row (2006–2019)

Gastrointestinal Care (GI)/General Surgery

  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2017–2019)

Neurosciences Excellence

  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Stroke for 4 Years in a Row (2015-2018)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)

Pulmonary

  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2019
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 9 Years in a Row (2011-2019)

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. 

Northridge Hospital Blue Distinction Knee and Hip

Northridge Hospital Blue Distinction Cardiac Care

AHA/ASA 2018 Get With the Guidelines®

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award/“Target:” Stroke Honor Roll

The Stroke Center was honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 2018 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award/”Target:” Stroke Honor Roll. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

Northridge Hospital Get with the Guidelines

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.

Northridge Hospital Baby Friendly