Awards and Recognitions

Sharp HealthCare is frequently recognized for its commitment to clinical excellence and high-quality patient care by local and national organizations. Following are details about current awards. For a complete list of awards, go to Awards History.

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Sharp HealthCare received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.


Sharp Memorial and Sharp Grossmont Achieve MAGNET® Designation for Nursing Excellence
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Grossmont Hospital prestigious MAGNET designation for excellence in nursing practices and quality patient care.

 Magnet Recognition
Sharp HealthCare Recognized With Best-in-Class Awards
Sharp was recognized with a Bronze Award for Best Use of Multimedia and a Gold Award for Best Use of Performance Analytics on by the 2014 Greystone.Net and StayWell Best-in-Class Awards.

Sharp Chula Vista and Sharp Grossmont Awarded for Superior Stroke Care
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital both earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's top honors for stroke care, the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement awards.

Sharp Memorial Hospital Designated as Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital
Sharp Memorial Hospital joins Sharp Coronado as California's second Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital. Planetree is a coalition of more than 100 hospitals worldwide that is committed to improving medical care from the patient's perspective.

Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital
Sharp HealthCare Recognized as "Best in San Diego"
Readers of U-T San Diego recognized Sharp HealthCare as the best hospital group, Sharp Grossmont Hospital at the best hospital and Sharp Rees-Stealy as the best medical group in San Diego.

Sharp Medical Groups Recognized for "Elite" Care
For the fifth consecutive year, Sharp HealthCare's affiliated medical groups — Sharp Rees-Stealy and Sharp Community Medical Group — have achieved Elite Status, the highest possible designation for quality care given by the California Association of Physician Groups as part of its 2014 Standards of Excellence program.

SDG&E Recognizes Sharp as Energy Champion
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recognized Sharp HealthCare for outstanding results in energy efficiency and conservation. Sharp was named San Diego's "Healthcare 2014 Energy Champion" for its successes in energy conservation.
Barnhart Cancer Center Designated Center of Excellence
The Doulas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista has been designated as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. The Barnhart Cancer Center offers current and former smokers meeting certain criteria annual CT scans, which have been determined to be an effective tool in discovering cancer at an earlier stage.
Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence

Healthgrades Declares Sharp Hospitals Top in Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience
Sharp Memorial and Sharp Coronado hospitals have been recognized by Healthgrades as recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, which places the hospitals in the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide in the Healthgrades report.


Sharp HealthCare Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies
Sharp HealthCare has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company®. 


Sharp Grossmont Hospital Cancer Program Maintains Accreditation for 46 Years
Sharp Grossmont Hospital's cancer program was recognized by the Commission on Cancer for maintaining accreditation for 46 years. 


Sharp Memorial Hospital Honored With Gold Beacon Award
Sharp Memorial Hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) received the prestigious Beacon Gold Level Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).