Adventist Health's medical centers, medical offices, retirement centers and home care agencies provide quality care to patients in the communities we serve. But don't just take our word for it: check out awards and certifications given to us for excellence in many areas of health care.


Adventist Health Castle became Hawaii’s first healthcare organization to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Adventist Health White Memorial received a gold-level Eureka Award for Performance Excellence. Adventist Health Sonora received bronze.


Adventist Health medical centers were ranked high performing by U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals.The following Adventist Health medical centers received this recognition:

  • Adventist Health Hanford: Rated High Performing in COPD and heart failure
  • Adventist Health Selma: Rated High Performing in COPD and heart failure
  • Adventist Medical Center – Portland: Rated High Performing in heart failure
  • Adventist Health Glendale: Rated High Performing in geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonology. Regionally ranked #24 in California and #13 in the Los Angeles metro area.
  • Adventist Health Bakersfield: Rated High Performing for COPD and heart failure
  • Adventist Health White Memorial: Rated High Performing in COPD and heart failure


Adventist Health medical centers earned Top Performer recognition from The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Based on 2014 data, the following Adventist Health medical centers received this recognition:

  • Adventist Medical Center – Portland
  • Adventist Health Castle
  • Adventist Health Glendale
  • Adventist Health Feather River
  • Adventist Health Lodi Memorial
  • Adventist Health Sonora
  • Tillamook Regional Medical Center
  • Adventist Health White Memorial

Adventist Health Hanford and Adventist Health Clear Lake received the Supply Chain Excellence Award for superior supply expense performance from Premier, Inc. at its annual Breakthroughs Conference.

Adventist Health/Home Care Services – Bakersfield was named one of the top 10% of home health agencies in California as designated by Home Health Quality Compare charts.

Adventist Medical Center – Portland received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the second consecutive year. This recognition by HealthGrades places AMC-P in the top five percent of medical centers nationwide for consistently demonstrating safe and effective clinical care, solidifying it as one of the nation’s best medical centers.

Adventist Medical Center – Portland is a recipient of the 2015 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award is the result of meeting consistently for two years, specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

Adventist Health Castle is a CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employer for 2015 for the fifth time. The accreditation is awarded to companies that take health and wellness actions to fight cancer in the workplace. The medical center offers free tobacco treatment services for all employees and eligible dependents and sustains a culture that supports healthy food choices and physical activity.

The American Heart Association presented Adventist Health Castle with the 2015 Get with the Guidelines – Resuscitations Participation Achievement Award. The award recognized Adventist Health Castle for achieving 85 percent compliance with all achievement measures for 12 consecutive months to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

Adventist Health Castle and Adventist Health Howard Memorial received a CMS five-star patient satisfaction rating. Adventist Medical Center - Portland, Adventist Health Feather River and Walla Walla General Hospital each achieved a four-star rating.

HealthGrades named Adventist Health Castle and Adventist Health St. Helena in the top 15 percent in the nation for patient experience and Adventist Health Simi Valley in the top 10 percent for patient safety.

CALNOC, the nation’s first nurse quality indicators database, announced Adventist Health Glendale as one of the medical centers recognized for Performance Excellence in the Reduction of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers.

Adventist Health Glendale’s Radiology department has been re-certified as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Adventist Health Glendale earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. In addition Adventist Health Glendale’s Joint Replacement Program has been re-certified and recognized for on-going dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has granted full accreditation to Adventist Health Glendale’s Cancer Program. This accreditation ensures that its program is patient-centered and expands the quality of care and patient outcomes.

Adventist Health Bakersfield received the American College of Cardiology Platinum Performance Achievement Award and is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor and the only hospital in Kern County. To receive this award, Adventist Health Bakersfield maintained a consistency of excellent heart care for two years throughout the entire medical center. From the time a heart patient arrives to when the patient is discharged, the medical center met a performance standard of 90 percent, for specific performance measures.

The Konocti Wellness Center, affiliated with Adventist Health Clear Lake, recently earned American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) accreditation for patient safety. The wellness center had 100 percent compliance with AAAASF standards.

Adventist Health Sonora’s Skilled Nursing received a five-star rating from Medicare. Adventist Health Sonora is the only nursing home in the area to receive this rating. The rating is based on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.

The Center for Wound Care at Adventist Health Sonora received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Center of Excellence award. The Center earned this award because it has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days, among other quality standards for the last four years.

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley was ranked as one of the 33 high-performing hospitals in California for its quality of maternity care services, according to a report released by the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce.

The Society of Chest Pain Centers has re-designated Walla Walla General Hospital as an Accredited Chest Pain Center, one of only eight in Washington State to achieve this distinction.

Adventist Health White Memorial received the prestigious “Baby-Friendly” designation by Baby-Friendly USA. Currently, fewer than 10 percent of all hospitals across the nation have achieved this designation.

The Women’s Choice Award uses evidence-based quality designation that drives consumer and patient appreciation through education, empowerment and validation and recognize hospitals that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience. The following Adventist Health medical centers received this award.

  • Adventist Health Castle – America’s Best Hospitals Obstetrics
  • Adventist Health Castle – America’s Best Hospitals Emergency Care
  • Adventist Health Glendale – America’s Best Hospital for Heart Care
  • Adventist Health Glendale – America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics
  • Adventist Health Glendale – America’s Best Hospital for Patient Safety
  • Walla Walla General Hospital – America’s Best Hospitals Emergency Care

The Leapfrog Group released its seventh round of hospital safety scores. For the first time viewers can see every grade that a hospital has received since it first started scoring hospital safety in June 2012. The score is based on 28 safety measures. “A Grades” were given to the following medical centers:*

  • Adventist Medical Center – Portland
  • Adventist Health Glendale
  • Adventist Health Feather River
  • Adventist Health White Memorial

*Critical Access hospitals Adventist Health Howard Memorial, Adventist Health Clear Lake and Tillamook Regional Medical Center were not included in the scoring.

Premier, Inc., honored several Adventist Health medical centers with its Partnership for Patients Awards:

  • Adventist Health Castle received the Citation for Merit and the QUEST Citation for Merit Awards.
  • Adventist Health Sonora and Adventist Health Simi Valley won the Finalist Award achievement in six of the 10 areas of focus.
  • Adventist Health Glendale received the Merit Award for achievement in five of 10 measured areas of focus.
  • Adventist Health White Memorial and Adventist Health Bakersfield won the Breakthroughs Award for achieving 40 percent reduction in HACs and/or 20 percent reduction in readmissions in seven of the 10 measured areas of focus.


  • All Adventist Health medical centers are accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. Accreditations/certifications are typically valid for three years.