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Awards

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

San Diego and Zion Medical Centers Both Named Best Hospital 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report

Kaiser Permanente San Diego and Zion Medical Centers rank among the best in the State by U.S. News & World Report.

A leader in LGBTQ+ health care equality

All 39 of our hospitals receive top marks again for welcoming and inclusive care, employment practices, and community engagement.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Garners 5-Star Rating

Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) achieved the highest possible rating — 5 stars — for “overall quality of medical care” in the annual Health Care Quality Report Card from California’s Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA), released in late December 2021.

More admiration for our Medicare Advantage plans

U.S. News & World Report rates Kaiser Permanente a “best” company for care and service of Medicare members in all geographic areas its serves.

Named among World’s Most Ethical Companies for a 4th time

Organizations that receive this recognition improve communities, build capable and empowered workforces, and foster corporate cultures focused on ethics.

Honored for medication quality excellence

For the 12th year in a row, Kaiser Permanente has earned the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s award recognizing high achievement in medication safety and appropriate use.

Recognized again for leadership in diversity and inclusion

DiversityInc names Kaiser Permanente to its Top 50 Hall of Fame for the fifth year in a row.

Top marks for maternity care

Kaiser Permanente San Diego and Zion Medical Centers have each been recognized as a high-performing hospital in Maternity Care by U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals.

Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plan Receives Highest Quality Rating For Excellence and Care Delivery

A federal agency has given Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare health plan its highest possible rating for 2022 – 5 Stars – for providing expert medicine, seamless care and outstanding service to Medicare health plan members, including those in California.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Zion Medical Center earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

The American Heart Association presents multiple Achievement Awards for implementation of quality care for patients

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing our achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and Zion Medical Center Ranked among the best by Newsweek

San Diego Medical Center and Zion Medical Center are among six Kaiser Permanente medical centers recognized as among the best by Newsweek magazine.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center Named Best for Maternity Care

February 24, 2021 - Kaiser Permanente hospitals are among the top hospitals in the nation for excellence in maternity care, according to Newsweek magazine’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 report. In a partnership with The Leapfrog Group, Newsweek recognized 20 Kaiser Permanente hospitals — 12 in Northern California and 8 in Southern California — for earning top marks for providing safe, high-quality care to moms and their new babies. These Kaiser Permanente hospitals met Leapfrog’s rigorous standards for excellence in maternity care — including low rates of cesarean section, episiotomy (an incision to enlarge the vaginal opening for childbirth), and elective early delivery. The elite designation was awarded to only 217 hospitals in the United States and 34 in California. Kaiser Permanente hospitals represent nearly 10% of those named to the prestigious list nationwide — and nearly 60% of those listed in California. The Kaiser Permanente medical centers that received the Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 designation include Kaiser Permanente Antioch, Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana, Los Angeles, Modesto, Ontario, Panorama City, Redwood City, Roseville, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, South Sacramento, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and West Los Angeles. Kaiser Permanente has always been ahead of its time when it comes to maternity care and childbirth. Innovative thinking, dedicated research, and expert physicians and care teams have enabled Kaiser Permanente to build and maintain its reputation for exceptional maternal and child care. In 2020, 113,000 babies were delivered at Kaiser Permanente hospitals. In addition to meeting safety protocols, all honored hospitals must have earned either an A or B or no grade on the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. For more detail on methodology and a complete list of designated maternity care programs, visit Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2021.

Leapfrog Group Issues Top Grade to Kaiser Permanente San Diego and Zion Medical Centers for Patient Safety

KP Medicare Services Get Highest CMS Rating

KP’s Medicare plan in California receiving its highest rating – 5 stars – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is the 10th consecutive year Kaiser Permanente received the highest possible CMS ranking for its Medicare services in California.

San Diego Medical Center and Zion Medical Center receive Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

San Diego Medical Center and Zion Medical Center have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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

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.

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.