Quality & Safety

One Place Puts Patients First

Hospitals and doctors are not all alike. Across the nation and within your community, there are significant variations in the training and expertise of health care providers. The hospital and medical team you choose is an important personal choice, affecting you and your family.

At UC San Diego Health, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality, safest care for every patient, every time. We encourage you to become an informed consumer.

Safety Is Our Priority

Patient safety is our top priority, reflected in our "A" for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group in the spring of 2017. The A grade reflects overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. 

Learn how we compare.

Hospital Compare

As part of our commitment to excellence in safety and quality, UC San Diego Health participates in Hospital Compare, a consumer-oriented website that enables side-by-side comparisons of hospitals. There is also patient education on choosing a hospital.

Learn how we compare.

Honor Roll for Stroke Care

In May 2017, we earned the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. We were also listed on its Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. Both distinctions recognize our commitment to saving the lives of stroke patients.

Gold Seal of Approval

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

Read The Joint Commission's Quality Report

Quality Outcome Reports

The following reports provide objective measures of the care we provide:

Comprehensive Stroke Center 

Maternity Care

Breast Cancer Care

Colon and Rectal Cancer