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Quality Recognition

Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center is a highly regarded 342-bed nonprofit acute care hospital with a heritage of quality patient care that is centered on the whole patient, body, mind and spirit.

St. Bernardine Medical Center 5-Star Recipient

Our hospital is proud to have received the 5-star designation from Healthgrades for Treatment of Heart Failure, Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, and Hip Fracture Treatment. 

                       

According to Healthgrades, these recognitions indicate that St. Bernardine’s clinical outcomes are statistically better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure while being evaluated. Most importantly, this means St. Bernardine’s attention to excellence likely led to better outcomes for our patients which means, when you come to St. Bernardine Medical Center, you can relax, knowing you are in good hands.

Healthcare Equality Index Top Performer Award

St. Bernardine Medical Center values all lives and makes an effort to treat each of their patients and visitors with the best quality care possible. The Healthcare Equality Index Award is given by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation who evaluates the hospital’s efforts to provide inclusive and equitable care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer patients and their families. With this award, you can be certain that everyone will receive the highest quality care at our hospital.

Blue Distinction Center

St. Bernardine Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care, Cardiac Care, Gastric Band, as well as Knee and Hip Replacement. Being a Blue Distinction Center means that St. Bernardine Medical Center has been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield as a facility with healthcare providers who have been recognized for their expertise in specialty care services. 

Center for Excellence in Robotic Surgery Endorsement

Achieving this notable award means that our robotics surgery team including doctors, surgeons, staff, and procedures have met rigorous standards in performing advanced robotic surgeries. This means that you are receiving top-quality care with the best experts available. The Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery has endorsed St. Bernardine Medical Center’s robotics surgery program, ensuring that defined patient safety and care standards have been met. When you elect to have your surgery here, not only will you receive the best care possible, but you will also be on the road to recovery faster thanks to the minimally invasive nature of these procedures.

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

St. Bernardine Medical Center was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award highlights the hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, and the latest scientific evidence.

Baby-Friendly® designation by World Health Organization

St. Bernardine is one of less than 450 U.S. hospitals and birthing centers designated as Baby-Friendly®. Becoming a Baby-Friendly facility is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence in providing evidence-based maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding.

Additional Quality Achievements

Leap Frog Quality Score “B”

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ (2019)

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ (2017)

Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Back Surgery Five-Star Award

Recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 General Surgery Excellence Award

Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery (2017)

Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2017)

Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2013-2017)

Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 4 Years in a Row (2013-2017)

Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2017

Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 10 Years in a Row (2007-2017)

Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Fracture Treatment (2019)

Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2017)

Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery (2017)

Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion (2017, 2019)

Recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 and 2019 Cranial Neuro Surgery Excellence Award

Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neuro Surgery in 2017

Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neuro Surgery (2017, 2019)

Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2017)

Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 6 Years in a Row (2013-2019)

Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 7 Years in a Row (2010-2017)

Baby Friendly designation by World Health Organization

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Distinctions:

  • Blue Distinction for Cardiac Care  
  • Blue Distinction for Gastric Band
  • Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Blue Distinction for Maternity Care