Awards & Recognition
Vizient Quality Leadership Award 2021 Winner
Stanford Medicine ranked in the top ten percent among peer academic medical centers for both inpatient and outpatient care by Vizient, Inc., the nation's leading health care performance improvement company.
U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Hospital
Stanford Hospital has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The honor roll includes the leading 20 hospitals nationwide.
Level 1 Trauma
The only Level 1 Trauma Center between San Francisco and San Jose—recognized by the American College of Surgeons for our Emergency Department’s ability to treat the most severe and complex cases.
Designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the widely recognized pinnacle of nursing excellence in safety, quality, and patient satisfaction.
NICHE Exemplar Status
The highest designation awarded to hospitals providing care to older adults—in recognition of our ongoing dedication to quality geriatric medical care.
Recognition by The American College of Gastroenterology of the scientific accuracy, potential public health impact, educational value, and originality of our colon cancer educational video series.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Gold Medal of Honor
Awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for our lifesaving work to increase the number of organs available for transplantation, a distinction given to only 22 hospitals nationwide.
Gold Seal of Approval in recognition of our quality and safe care. Plus the first hospital in the U.S. certified a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission—recognition that we have the state-of-the-art equipment, infrastructure, staffing, and training necessary to diagnose and treat patients with the most complex strokes. Re-awarded a Certificate of Distinction by The Joint Commission for our Cardiac Ventricular Assist Device program.
Health Information and Management Systems Society
One of the first four hospitals in the United States to achieve "Stage 7" designation, the highest possible distinction in electronic medical records implementation.
Greenhealth Partner For Change Award
Practice Greenhealth recognizes superior performance in environmental sustainability, covering a range of different sustainability programs and activities including substantive progress on mercury elimination.
Recognition from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine of our high level of IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance.
Awarded to organizations and IT teams that distinguish themselves by creating business value through technological innovation. Stanford Health Care won the annual CIO100 Award for advances we implemented in the MyHealth patient app.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
We are proud to have earned recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation "Healthcare Equity Index." The HEI is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.
Leapfrog ‘Top Teaching Hospitals’ 2019 Award
Stanford Health Care has been named one of the nation’s best teaching hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, a top health care watchdog organization that evaluates providers based on rigorous quality and patient safety standards.
2022 Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award
Stanford Health Care received the 2022 Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award from the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation for excellence in mitral valve repair surgery.
2021 Joy in Medicine Recognized Organization
Stanford Medicine recognized for promoting well-being of health care workers. Stanford Medicine is the only organization to receive the American Medical Association’s gold-level award every year it has been given.
Comprehensive Cardiac Center
Stanford Health Care has attained certification as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association for providing continuously reliable care to high-risk cardiac patients.
Stanford Health Care Clinical Advice Services has been reviewed and approved by a national quality review organization (URAC) since 2019. This recognition as an Accredited Health Call Center signifies Stanford Health Care Clinical Advice Services' commitment to quality of care, improved processes through national benchmarks and standards, and better patient outcomes.