Excellence In Health
Specialty Honors from U.S. News & World Report – All NCAL Kaiser Permanente hospitals were recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021–2022 Best Hospitals Rankings. Redwood City Medical Center earned 4 accolades for knee replacement, pneumonia, heart failure, and stroke. This is an important validation by an independent, third-party organization that we deliver exceptional care to our patients. In its hospital analysis, U.S. News & World Report uses publicly available data, such as patient volume, mortality rates, infection rates, staffing levels, and patient satisfaction rates. For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.
Newsweek Best Maternity Care Hospital – Redwood City Medical Center is named as a 2021 Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. Read more in Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2021 (newsweek.com).
Super Star Award: Medium-Sized Birth Volume Hospital – earned a 2021 MDC Super Star Award: Medium-Sized Birth Volume Hospital from the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative https://www.cmqcc.org/
Hospital C-Section Honor Roll – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Hospital continues to be recognized on the Hospital C-Section Honor Roll from Cal Hospital Compare. The national goal is to reduce Cesarean births (C-sections) for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies to 23.9%. Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Hospital achieved a superior result of 18.8% for C-sections. See the award announcement.
Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center – Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Redwood City has maintained accreditation from The Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center since January 2016. The Redwood City Medical Center is among the first 100 hospitals in the U.S. to ear8n certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center which means we can provide a higher level of stroke care.
LeapFrog Hospital Safety – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City earned a Safety Grade of ‘A’ which is the highest grade, from 2018 – 2021. Leapfrog is a national group of insurance buyers that advocates for patient safety, quality and transparency. Read more here: https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/
Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Redwood City continuously since 2010 for use of evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rating – Kaiser Permanente California Senior Advantage (HMO) was rated excellent (5 out of 5 stars) since 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rating was based on major categories that include preventive care, chronic care, prescription drug services, customer service, and member satisfaction. * Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Plan Management System, Plan Ratings 2012 – 2021. Kaiser Permanente contract #H0524. Kaiser Permanente is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Kaiser Permanente depends on contract renewal. You must reside in the Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plan service area in which you enroll.
Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality – All 38 KP hospitals are recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation . This recognition is given to health care facilities that meet LGBTQ-inclusive benchmarks that are part of the HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI is a survey that evaluates health care organizations’ inclusive policies and practices relating to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees. For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2020, or to download a free copy of the report, visit Health Equity Index.
Healthgrades honors – Kaiser Permanente has more hospitals on the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals list than any other hospital system in the nation. Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center has earned the following: America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2021), Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019 – 2021), America’s 100 Best Gastrointestinal Care™ (2019 – 2021), America’s 100 Best General Surgery™ (2019 – 2021), America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery™ (2019 – 2021), America’s 100 Best Pulmonary Care™ (2020, 2021), and America’s 100 Best Spine Surgery™ (2019 – 2021). See the ratings at https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals.