Quality & Safety of Patient Care

Hospitals and doctors are not all alike.

Across the nation and within your community, there're significant variations in the training and expertise of healthcare providers. The hospital and medical team you choose are important personal choices that affect you and your family.

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U.S News & World Report badge for nationally ranked care in 10 specialties, including #1 in San Diego and #5 in California

San Diego's Best Hospital

We're ranked the #1 hospital system in San Diego for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report. We also rank among the nation's best in 10 medical specialties, more than any hospital system in San Diego.

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Excellence in Medication-Use Safety & Pharmacy

First in the Nation

We were the first organization in the country to be recognized as a Center of Excellence in medication-use safety and pharmacy practice by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This reflects our high-performing pharmacy department's commitment to superior patient care.

Other Quality & Safety Highlights

Exterior view of the top floors of Jacobs Medical Center

Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission signifies the highest level of quality care for our patients. Our Gold Seal Advanced Certification Programs include:

The Joint Commission gold seal