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 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). 

Sharp Rees-Stealy Wins Doyle Award
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers has won the 2013 Doyle Award, given by MCG (formerly Milliman Care Guidelines), for implementing a program aimed at improving the health of heart failure patients. 


Sharp HealthCare Receives Multiple Press Ganey Awards
Several Sharp HealthCare entities have been recognized by the Press Ganey organization for achievement in a range of quality measures. A total of nine Guardian of Excellence Awards (based on one year of data) and four Beacon of Excellence Awards(based on three years of data) were received by seven Sharp entities.


Sharp HealthCare Recognized With Greystone Best in Class Awards
Sharp HealthCare received the Gold Award for Best Execution of Social Media Tactics and the Bronze Award for Best Use of Analytics. 


Sharp HealthCare Recognized With eHealthcare Leadership Awards
Sharp HealthCare received four awards at the 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Awards ceremony. The distinctions included: Gold Award for Best Social Networking, Gold Award for Best Doctor Directory, Gold Award for Best Digital Marketing Campaign and the eHealth Organizational Commitment Award. 


Sharp Hospitals Named as Top Performers in Nation
Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital/Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns were named among the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. 

Sharp Rees-Stealy Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. 

Sharp Hospitals Receive Cancer Accreditation
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital have all received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.
 Commission on Cancer Logo
Sharp Hospitals Receive Breast Cancer Accreditation
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital have all received accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers logo 

Sharp Mary Birch Recognized for Women's Surgery Excellence
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. 


Sharp Rees-Stealy Named Top Performer for 10th Consecutive Year
For the 10th consecutive year, the Integrated Healthcare Association has named Sharp Rees-Stealy as one of the top performing as well as most improved medical groups in San Diego County. 


Sharp HealthCare Named Among 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology
Sharp HealthCare was named by IDG's Computerworld as a 2013 Best Place to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. Sharp was ranked 6th. 


Sharp HealthCare Named Recycler of the Year
Sharp HealthCare was named a Recycler of the Year at the City of San Diego's 21st annual Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards program. Sharp was recognized for its comprehensive waste reduction program at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. 


Medicare Awards Five-Star Rating to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare awarded Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center's Birch Patrick Convalescent Center a five-star overall rating, the highest possible. 

Sharp HealthCare Named 2013 Most Wired
Sharp HealthCare was recognized as one of the nation's "Most Wired," according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
   Most Wired Winner