Quality Recognition


St. Bernardine Medical Center has established a reputation for noteworthy achievements resulting from its dedication to providing advanced medical care responsive to community need.

2015 Awards & Recognition:

  • Recognized by Healthgrades® as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
  • Recognizes by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for Critical Care for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)
  • Cardiac Awards
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)
  • Five-star recipient for Defibrillator Procedures for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)
  • Critical Care Awards
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Award for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)
    • Among the top 5% in the nation for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)
    • Among the top 10% in the nation for two years in a row (2014 – 2015)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment for Sepsis for six years in a row (2010 – 2015)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-star recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
  • Neuroscience Awards
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Neurosurgery Excellence Award
    • Names in the top 10% in the nation for Neurosurgery
    • Five-star recipient for Neurosurgery
    • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Stroke for five years in a row (2011 – 2015)
  • Orthopedics
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedice Surgery Excellence Award for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award
    • Named among the top 5% in the nation for Overall Orthopedic Services
    • Named among the top 10% in the nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
    • Named among the top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement
    • Five-star recipient for Total Knee Replacement for nine years in a row (2007 – 2015)
    • Five-star recipient for Total Hip Replacement for five years in a row (2011 – 2015)
    • Five-star recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for three years in a row (2013 – 2015)
  • Vascular
    • Five-star recipient for Carotid Surgery

2014 Awards & Recognition:

  • One of only 260 hospitals nationwide to earn acclaim as a 2014 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades®
  • Rated America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgeries by Healthgrades®
  • Rated America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care by Healthgrades®
  • Recognized by Healthgrades® as a leader in women’s health services with the Women’s Health Excellence Award, Gynecologic Surgery Award, ranking as a Top 5% in the nation for Gynecologic Surgery, ranking as a Top 10% in the nation for Women’s Health, Superior Performance in Gynecologic Surgery and five-star recipient for Gynecologic Surgery and for Women’s Health
  • Healthgrades®Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award and ranking of Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services
  • Critical Care Excellence Award, Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care, five-star rating for Treatment of Sepsis and for Treatment of Respiratory Failure by Healthgrades®
  • Blue Distinction Center+ designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of California for Knee and Hip Replacement Services
  • Rated five-star for Coronary Bypass Surgery and for Treatment of Heart Failure by Healthgrades®
  • Rated five-stars by Healthgrades®for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, and for Hip Fracture Treatment
  • Designated as Institute of Quality (IOQ) for Excellence in Total Joint Replacement by Aetna
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award, Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke, and a five-star recipient for Treatment of Stroke from Healthgrades®
  • Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, Inc. for Wound Healing Center
  • General Surgery Excellence Award, Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery and for GI Medical Treatment, and five-star recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries, Colorectal Surgeries, and for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction

2013 Awards & Recognition:

  • St. Bernardine Medical Center is ranked among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide according to Healthgrades® 2013 ratings as a result of a strong commitment to excellence and a focus on best practices.
  • Recipient of Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ 
  • Recipient of Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™
  • Healthgrades “Best Rates” Five Star Recipient in:
    • Coronary Bypass Surgery
    • GI Procedures and Surgeries
    • Gynecological Surgery
    • Hip Fracture Treatment
    • Joint Replacement
    • Maternity Care
    • Overall Orthopedic Services
    • Overall Pulmonary Services
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction
    • Treatment of Pancreatitis
    • Treatment of Pneumonia
    • Treatment of Sepsis
    • Treatment of Stroke
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™award.  St. Bernardine is one of only 262 hospitals in the nation to receive this distinction.  The award is based on an independent study released by Healthgrades®, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
  • Blue Shield of California has named St. Bernardine Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement®.   The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care – which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost-efficiency measures.
  • St. Bernardine’s Surgical Weight Loss service line received an Institute of QualityTM designation from Aetna.
  • CMS announced hospitals with shortest average emergency department wait times from January 2012-March 2012.  Hospitals reported the “average time patients spend in the ED before they were seen by a healthcare professional” in minutes under the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting program.
    • St. Bernardine Medical Center in the top 49 (nationally) with 6 minutes
  • St. Bernardine successfully earned three-year accreditations from the Joint Commission.
  • Three-Year Recipient of Partner for Change Award by Practice Greenhealth for excellence in environmental practices on the path to sustainability.
  • Named one of Inland Empire Magazine’s “Best Places to Work.”

2012 Awards & Recognition: 

  • St. Bernardine’s Inland Empire Heart & Vascular Institute (IEH&VI) received exemplary ratings in 2012 from CareChex®, a quality rating service of the Delta Group. 
  • Recipient of CareChex Medical Excellence Award for Major Cardiac Surgery
    • #1 Best in California, top 10% statewide
    • #14 Best in Nation, top 2% nationwide
  • Recipient of CareChex Medical Excellence Award for Coronary Bypass Surgery
    • #2 Best in California, top 10% statewide
    • #21 Best in Nation, top 2% nationwide
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditation and certification agency for hospitals, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Our care team has the experience you’re looking for – and experience counts.
  • Recepient of the Center of Excellence Distinction Award for Bariatric Surgery
  • St. Bernardine is one of the 140 hospitals nationwide to earn the designation as a Baby Friendly® Hospital. To achieve this status, we designed our care practices that provide our patients with a high-level of breast-feeding support and education in the first crucial months of a baby's life.