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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

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.

Baby Friendly Designation

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for lactation. Kaiser Foundation Hospital on Zion Avenue was designated a Baby Friendly Hospital in 2010.

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.