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Record-setting prevention

Kaiser Permanente San Diego has been leading the way in prevention and has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for 15 prevention-related events, including:

  • Flu Vaccinations (2)
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Body Mass Index Measurement
  • Hypertension Screening
  • Diabetic Foot Exams
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Vision Testing
  • Exercise Ball Class
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Sports Ball Donations
  • Health Awareness

Maternity Care at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center Ranks Among the Best in the Nation

Newsweek’s “Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2020” Report Recognizes Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center for Exceptional Care to Mothers, Babies and Families. The elite designation, awarded to only 231 hospitals in the United States, identifies leading maternity care programs based on rigorous quality and safety standards. Kaiser Permanente hospitals represent nearly 10% of those named to the prestigious list nationwide – and 44.4% of those listed in California.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego is Committed to Education and Development Through Every Stage of a Nurse’s Career

KP Southern California Receives Excellent Accreditation in NCQA National Report Card

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and Zion Medical Center Receive 'A' for Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing our Medical Centers’ achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

208 Kaiser Permanente San Diego Doctors Featured in San Diego Magazine's Top Docs List

Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Receive High Patient Safety Grades

Ten Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California have received prestigious “A” grades for excellence in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, which released these ratings as part of its fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report. Approximately only 1 in 3 hospitals both in California and the U.S. received “A” grades. The 10 Kaiser Permanente hospitals that received Leapfrog’s “A” rating in Southern California are located in: Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana, Irvine, Ontario, Panorama City, Riverside, San Diego and South Bay.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Earns Double LEED Platinum Certification

The Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center achieved LEED EBOM Platinum Certification in October 2019, making the facility the first double Platinum hospital listed on the US Green Building Council’s certified project directory.

KP Medicare Health Plan Receives 5-star Rating

Stroke Gold Plus (AHA) & Elite Honor Roll

KP San Diego Awarded AHA Bronze for Heart Failure Care

KPSD is the only hospital in San Diego with this recognition! It is another example of how we work together as a team to make meaningful things happen for our members.

HIMMS Stage 7 Award

Honors the highest level of electronic health record implementation.

Top Hospital Leapfrog Award

Award based on results of the Leapfrog Group's national survey that measures hospital's performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality.

Joint Commission Designation - Stroke Center

Based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements/guidelines for stroke care.

Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award

Recognizes Kaiser Permanente San Diego's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

San Diego Magazine: Top Doctors

Congratulation to our 35 Southern California Permanente Group physicians who were named Top Doctors this year by San Diego Magazine! For this award, any board certified physician in San Diego may vote for any board certified doctors who practice within San Diego County to whom they would refer their patients and family members.

Joint Commission Accreditation Status: Gold Seal of Approval

The Joint Commission's standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry, and their Gold Seal of Approval requires compliance with state-of-the-art standards for quality, safety of care, and other accreditation requirements. Kaiser Permanente San Diego was last accredited on April 18, 2009.

The Integrated Healthcare Association: Medical Group Top Performers

Each year, IHA determines the top physician groups that have demonstrated best overall performance on select health care quality measures, including preventive care and chronic care management, patient satisfaction, and use of information technology to support safer, more effective care.