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 April 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.


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