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 hospitals achieve Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns and Sharp Memorial Hospital with prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing practices and quality patient care.
Sharp cardiovascular care among top in the U.S.
Sharp HealthCare has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as one of the top health systems for heart care in the United States. Sharp is one of only 89 programs — and the only health system in San Diego — to be nationally recognized by the ACC for its leadership in providing the highest-quality care to patients with heart disease.
Sharp Mary Birch and Sharp Grossmont Hospitals for Women & Newborns receive National Institute of Health grant.
Sharp Mary Birch and Sharp Grossmont Hospitals for Women & Newborns were selected to join the prestigious Neonatal Research Network, a network of top neonatal intensive care centers nationwide, funded by a $2.3 million award from the National Institute of Health. Together, Sharp HealthCare and the centers will conduct clinical trials and observational studies to develop new technologies and life-saving innovations to improve care for at-risk newborns, primarily extremely low birthweight infants. Sharp was the only center chosen to participate in Southern California.
Sharp hospitals earn all A's in national safety survey.
Sharp HealthCare's acute-care hospitals scored top marks in Leapfrog's Spring 2023 national safety grade survey. All hospitals — Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital — received an A.
Sharp Coronado named in Best Hospital in America list.
Sharp Coronado Hospital has been named by digital platform Money as a Best Hospital in America in its inaugural list, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, a national organization focused on health care safety and quality. The list highlights hospitals that consistently deliver the safest, highest-value care for patients and excellence in hospital experience.
Sharp McDonald Center named in America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers list.
Sharp McDonald Center has been recognized by Newsweek in its America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2022 list. Highlighting the nation’s top facilities based on quality of service, reputation and accreditation relative to in-state competition, the center ranked No. 1 in San Diego and No. 13 in the nation.
Sharp Grossmont and Sharp Chula Vista named to the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital for Women & Newborns and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center were included in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list. Quality measures such as low C-section and low newborn complication rates are among the criteria.
Sharp hospitals recognized by Press Ganey for patient experience and physician engagement.
Sharp Coronado Hospital won the Guardian of Excellence for Patient Experience Award in Outpatient Services. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns and Sharp Memorial Hospital won the Pinnacle of Excellence for Physician Engagement Award for maintaining consistently high levels of excellence in physician engagement over three years.
Sharp Memorial recognized for excellence by IBM Watson Health.
Sharp Memorial Hospital was named as a 2022 100 Top Hospitals® Winner by IBM Watson Health in the large community hospitals category. The ranking evaluated data such as clinical, operational and patient perception-of-care measures from both Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. Only six hospitals in California were recognized with this honor, and Sharp Memorial was the only hospital in San Diego.
Sharp Chula Vista honored as a 2022 Chula Vista Champion.
The City of Chula Vista recognized Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center's staff, physicians and volunteers as a 2022 Chula Vista Champion for their contributions to the city during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharp hospitals named LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leaders.
Sharp's 7 hospitals have been designated as an "LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader" in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Healthcare Equality Index with a perfect score of 100 at every hospital.
Sharp emergency departments noted for excellence in caring for older adults.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital's Emergency Department has received Gold Standard Level 1 accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). As a Gold Standard Level 1 "Accredited Senior-Friendly Emergency Department", Sharp Grossmont's Emergency Department is nationally recognized as an emergency room that provides the highest standard of care for older adults. The Emergency Departments at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital have received Bronze Standard Level 3 accreditation.
Sharp hospitals recognized for stroke care.
Sharp Chula Vista, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital each earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with recognition on the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. The award recognizes a commitment to improving stroke care through consistently adhering to the latest scientific treatment guidelines for treating stroke and improving patient outcomes.
Sharp Grossmont receives sepsis certification.
Sharp Grossmont became the first hospital in San Diego county to receive Sepsis Certification from The Joint Commission, just the 10th hospital in California to earn this impressive certification.
Sharp Chula Vista honored for care during COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility ranked Sharp Chula Vista as the No. 1 hospital that received an “A” grade in patient outcomes, value of care, and health equity while also experiencing a high COVID-19 burden during the first year of the pandemic.
Sharp's Transitions Program earns Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction.
Sharp HealthCare’s Transitions Advanced Illness Management program has earned the Certificate of Distinction for its exemplary program performance during a 2022 survey by The Joint Commission. The certification covers a three-year period.
Sharp hospitals maintain distinguished Planetree designation.
Sharp is the only system worldwide to have all of its acute-care hospitals awarded the Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International, the nonprofit patient advocacy group of Planetree, Inc. Sharp Coronado Hospital is one of two hospitals in the world to receive Gold Certification five times.
Sharp Specialty Pharmacy Services earns full accreditation from leading accrediting agencies.
Sharp Specialty Pharmacy earned full accreditation from two of the country’s leading health care accrediting agencies, Utilization Review Accreditation Commission and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. This dual accreditation recognizes Sharp HealthCare’s commitment to providing quality care and services to patients who are on complex, high-cost medication to treat serious and specialized disease states.
Foundations of Sharp HealthCare named AHP High Performer.
For seven consecutive years, the Foundations of Sharp HealthCare have been recognized as an Association for HealthCare Philanthropy (AHP) High Performer. AHP recognizes high performance based on organizations that fall within the top 75th percentile in net production returns.
Sharp Health Plan rated 5 stars by Medicare.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Sharp Health Plan earned an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars from Medicare for 2023.
Sharp Health Plan named one of the Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California.
Sharp Health Plan was named in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report list of Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California.