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.
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.
Sharp recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work in IT".
Sharp HealthCare was chosen as one of Computerworld's 100 "Best Places to Work in IT" for 2020.
Sharp emergency departments noted for excellence in caring for older adults.
The Emergency Departments at Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Grossmont Hospital have received Bronze Standard Level 3 accreditation as an “Accredited Senior-Friendly Emergency Department” by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Sharp skilled nursing facilities recognized as best in U.S.
Sharp HealthCare's skilled nursing facilities were recognized as among the 2019-20 U.S. News Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. The facilities recognized include: Birch Patrick Convalescent Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Villa Coronado Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Grossmont Hospital Skilled Nursing.
Sharp hospitals earn top marks in national safety survey.
Sharp HealthCare's acute-care hospitals received top marks in Leapfrog's safety grade survey. The grades for Sharp include: A for Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital and B for Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Sharp named among "San Diego's Best" in U-T Readers Poll.
Voters in the 2019 San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll named Sharp among "San Diego's Best":
- Hospital Group: Sharp HealthCare
- Hospital Single Location: Sharp Memorial Hospital
- Medical Group: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- Hearing Aid: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- In-Home Care (Medical): Sharp Rees-Stealy
- Laser Eye Center: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- Pharmacy: Sharp Rees-Stealy
Sharp hospitals recognized for stroke care.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital each earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes a commitment to and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations. Sharp Coronado Hospital earned the Stroke Silver Plus designation along with recognition on the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
Sharp Coronado's long-term care receives 5-star rating.
Sharp Coronado Hospital received a 5-star rating for long-term care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Sharp Memorial and Sharp Chula Vista honored as two of the world's "Best Hospitals."
Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center were recognized by Newsweek as two of the "World's Best Hospitals 2019."
Sharp Mary Birch awarded SOAP Center of Excellence designation.
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns was recognized for its excellence in obstetric anesthesia care.
Sharp's Transitions Program wins Hearst Health Prize.
The national competition recognized Sharp's palliative care program for its impact on population health with a $100,000 prize.
Sharp HealthCare ranked one of the best employers for diversity in America by Forbes.
Sharp HealthCare was ranked one of the best employers for diversity on Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity 2019 list.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital receives distinguished Planetree designation.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been awarded the Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International, the nonprofit patient advocacy group of Planetree, Inc. Sharp Grossmont joins Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital in this honor, making Sharp the only system worldwide to have all of its acute-care hospitals receive the Gold Certification.
Sharp HealthCare named "Most Wired."
Sharp HealthCare has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" health care organizations for the 19th year, according to the 2019 analysis of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives HealthCare's Most Wired survey.
Sharp's medical groups recognized with "Elite Status."
Sharp Community Medical Group and Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group were both awarded Elite Status (the highest level) America's Physician Groups.
Sharp Chula Vista receives Gold Certification for excellence in patient-centered care.
A Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital since 2014, in August 2018 Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center was awarded the Gold Certification for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care from Planetree, a designation that only 88 health care organizations worldwide have received.
Sharp Health Plan named highest member-rated health plan in California.
Sharp Health Plan is the highest member-rated plan in the state for the fifth consecutive year. In 2019, Sharp Health Plan had the highest member ratings for health care, personal doctor and specialist among reporting California health plans.
Sharp Health Plan is one of the nation's highest-rated health plans.
Sharp Health Plan rated 4.5 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurance's private health insurance plan ratings for 2019-20. Sharp Health Plan also earned a 4.5 out of 5 overall star rating for 2020 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.