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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 level of training, experience and services offered by health care providers. Because of these differences, 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, in a five-star environment. We encourage you to become an informed consumer and to be an engaged and active participant in your health and health care.

Safety Is Our Priority

Medical staff in action

Patient safety is our top priority, reflected in our "A" for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group in April 2016. The A grade reflects overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Only five local medical facilities received the top grade.

We were the only hospital system in Southern California named a Top Hospital in 2014 by the same independent group for our demonstrated excellence in hospital safety and quality.

Learn how we compare.

Hospital Compare

UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest

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.


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

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