Awardscentral valley awards

Our commitment to providing safe, high-quality care may be seen in our accreditation by The Joint Commission, which awards the Gold Seal of Approval to hospitals and organizations that meet its high-quality and safety standards. Adventist Health Hanford earned The Joint Commission accreditation for diabetes and stroke care in 2019. In 2020, Adventist Health Hanford earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The hospital also received the association’s Target Type 2 Honor Roll Award.

In fall 2019 and spring 2020, Adventist Health Hanford also earned an “A” grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety.

Adventist Health Selma earned five straight “As” between 2017-2019.


Adventist Health Central Valley Network earned Silver Eureka California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) in 2009, 2010 and 2016. The awards, presented by the California Council for Excellence, honor businesses that demonstrate superior performance in seven key business areas: strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement/knowledge management, human resources, process management and results. CAPE emulates the national Baldrige Quality Award program, which cultivates excellence through internal and external evaluation and goal establishment and attainment. Through this process, the expectation of excellence is raised for all employees and partners.

Other awards in recent years include:

  • 2019 national Top Teaching Hospital awards for Adventist Health Hanford and Adventist Health Reedley for patient safety and quality from The Leapfrog Group
  • 2019 Baby-Friendly Designation for the Birth Center at Adventist Health Hanford for meeting Baby-Friendly USA standards to help mothers successfully breastfeed
  • 2019 Large Business of the Year Award for Adventist Health Reedley from The Reedley Chamber of Commerce
  • 2019 Gold Seal Certificate and 2019 Silver Seal Certificate for Adventist Health medical offices in Avenal from Vaccines for Children Program for outstanding childhood immunization rates
  • 2019 Food Safety Silver Award for the cafeteria at Adventist Health Hanford for meeting food safety standards set forth by the Kings County Department of Public Health
  • 2019 Gold Award for Workplace Health Achievement from the American Heart Association
  • 2019 Most Wired Award from CHIME Healthcare for being a certified level 8 organization
  • 2017 and 2018 CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards for “Best Performance in Preventing Injury Falls” and “Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers, Adventist Health Reedley
  • 2018 Performance Excellence Award for Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers, Adventist Health Hanford and Adventist Health Selma
  • Joint Commission Accreditation in Joint Replacement, Adventist Health Hanford, 2016-2017
  • 2009, 2010, 2016 Silver Eureka California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE), presented by the California Council for Excellence

Healthgrades Awards:

  • America's Best 100 Hospitals, General Surgery, (2014)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award (2013-2015, 2017-2018) - Top 10% in Nation
    • Total Knee Replacement (2010-2019)
    • Total Hip Replacement (2017-2018)
    • Hip Fracture Treatment (2013-2018)
    • Treatment of Heart Attack (2018)
    • Gynecology (2012-2014)
    • Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (2014-2016)
    • Colorectal Surgeries (2014-2015)
    • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2014)
    • Treatment of Pancreatitis (2014)
    • Defibrillator Procedures (2015)
  • Five-Star Healthgrades Awards for:
    Gastro Care Excellence Award (2014) - Top 5% in Nation

Employee Training

The patient experience is so important to Adventist Health in the Central Valley that all current and new employees receive a nearly two-hour training course on how to be more empathetic in the workplace and how to exceed the expectations of patients and visitors.

Quality Systems

The hospitals in recent years also have added staff members to track data on practices and outcomes to ensure that patients receive the best care. They also chartered four teams to evaluate and improve procedures and communication to enhance patient care.

Recognition Programs

A fourth way that Adventist Health fosters quality is through a recognition program, whereby employees or patients may submit a story detailing how an employee demonstrated service excellence. The comments are shared and outstanding employees are recognized with a certificate.