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.

Become an Informed Consumer

US News & World Report honor roll badge and number 1 in San Diego

San Diego's Best Hospital

We’re ranked the #1 hospital system in San Diego for 2023-24 by U.S. News & World Report. And we’re among only 22 nationwide to make Honor Roll for outstanding patient care. We also rank among the nation's best in 10 medical and surgical specialties.

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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

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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: