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 Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial 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 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 named among "San Diego's Best" in U-T Readers Poll.
Voters in the 2020 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 Community Medical Group
- Audiologist: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- Hearing Aid Store: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- In-Home Medical Care: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- Laser Eye Center: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- Massage: Sewall Healthy Living Center at Sharp Coronado Hospital
- Pharmacy: Sharp Rees-Stealy
- Weight Loss Clinic/Counseling: Sharp Rees-Stealy Weight Management
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 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 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 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 is one of the highest member-rated health plans in California.
Sharp Health Plan earned recognition as the highest member-rated plan in the state from 2015-19. 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 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.
Sharp Coronado named "Best Hospital" by local readers.
Each year Uptown/Downtown News asks readers to vote for their favorite organization within various categories. Sharp Coronado was voted Best Hospital and received the Gold Award in the 2020 Best of Uptown/Downtown Readers Poll.