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 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 hospitals earn all A's in national safety survey.
Sharp HealthCare's acute-care hospitals scored top marks in Leapfrog's Spring 2022 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 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 recognized for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Sharp HealthCare was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal's Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards as the region's top large public company for diversity, equity and inclusion.
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 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 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 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 Grossmont recognized for maternity care.
Sharp Grossmont was named as one of the best U.S hospitals to have a baby in Newsweek's Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 list.
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'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 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.
Sharp Coronado and Sharp Memorial awarded Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for patient experience.
The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience. Both hospitals were honored for their outpatient services and Sharp Memorial for HCAHPS and medical practice as well.
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 4.5 stars by Medicare.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Sharp Health Plan earned an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from Medicare for 2021 and 2021.
Sharp Health Plan named one of the Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California.
Sharp Health Plan was named in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report list of Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage in California.