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

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:

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  • 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) 

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 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.

Northridge Hospital Medical Center Stroke Center

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.

Northridge Hospital Baby Friendly