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Awards and Recognitions

St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach is proud to be an award-winning regional medical center. Our awards and accolades are a testament to the excellence and dedication of our highly skilled physicians, employees and volunteers.

U.S. News and World Report Top Recognition

U.S. News & World Report named St. Mary 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.

  • Heart Attack
  • Pneumonia

Top 10% in the Nation

Named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years by Healthgrades. (2022-23)

St. Mary Medical Center 5-Star Recipient

Our hospital is proud to have received the 5-star designation from Healthgrades for gallbladder surgery, treatment of sepsis, and an excellence award for critical care.


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

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

St. Mary’s 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.

The Gold Seal of Approval® 2022 by the Joint Commission

St. Mary’s 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.

Blue Distinction Center

St. Mary’s Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatrics. Being a Blue Distinction Center means that St. Mary’s 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. 

Other Awards

  • Mammography Accredited Facility by American College of Radiology

  • ACS Designated Level II Trauma Center

  • Cardiac STEMI Receiving Center

  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatric Care (EDAP)