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Adventist Health St. Helena Receives National Healthgrades® Recognition For Orthopedic, Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Excellence

Orthopedic, Awards & Recognition

Tucked in the picturesque hills of northern Napa Valley, Adventist Health St. Helena is more than a 151-bed acute-care hospital with roots in the community since 1878, but a nationally recognized medical center led by experienced providers offering superior orthopedic, cardiac and gastrointestinal care. 

Regarded as a leader in hospital quality assessment, Healthgrades® bestowed the following 2019 clinical achievements to Adventist Health St. Helena:


  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019) 
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ Recipient for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2012-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2019 


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2016-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)

The Healthgrades® awards are based on independently analyzed data that compares actual vs. predicted performance for specific patient outcomes. 

“We are honored to receive these achievements from Healthgrades®, which recognizes the hard work and dedication of these specialists, ” said Steven Herber, MD, president of Adventist Health St. Helena. “I am proud of our amazing team of doctors and associates and the high-quality care that they bring to each patient every single day.”

The Coon Joint Replacement Institute at Adventist Health St. Helena specializes in minimally invasive knee and hip joint replacement, performing more than 1,200 procedures each year. The Institute is led by board-certified orthopedic surgeons, John Diana, MD, and Ryan Moore, MD, and continues to be recognized for its contribution in advancing the art and science of knee and hip replacement, a reputation distinguished by a high volume of surgical experience that spans decades.

Adventist Health St. Helena is a central site for the Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute, a multi-disciplinary group of cardiologist, interventional cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. Together, the group provides comprehensive cardiac care and cutting-edge interventional and surgical procedures, including treatment for heart failure and arrhythmia conditions, which can require a pacemaker for monitoring or maintaining heart rhythm. 

Tegpal S. Atwal, MD, leads the gastroenterology program at Adventist Health St. Helena. Dr. Atwal is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has been in practice for more than 16 years and brings vast training and experience in all types of gastroenterology and hepatology. With a near-perfect patient rating of 4.7 out of 5, Dr. Atwal receives exceptional praise from both his patients and colleagues.

Learn more about Adventist Health St. Helena’s award-winning programs and all services offered at clinics in St. Helena, Calistoga and now Napa.