Awards and Distinctions

Industry Awards 2018-2019

  • CMS - Five-star rating for The Fountains, Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehab
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association - Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Gold Honor Roll, for three consecutive years. In 2019 received Get with the Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Joint Commission - Primary Stroke Center re-certification
  • The American College of Cardiology (ACC) - Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation. The only cath lab in California to be accredited by the American College of Cardiology
  • Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) - C. Duane Dauner, 2018 Finalist, quality award for the Behavioral Health Collaborative in the Emergency Department
  • Urgent Matters and the Gary and Mary West Health Institute - Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award - Honorable Mentions
  • Cal Hospital Compare - 2019 Perinatal Department 2019 California Maternity Honor Roll
  • VigiLanz - Vigi Award - to Brock Taylor, AHRO Pharmacy

Community Awards 2018-2019:

  • Best of Reader’s Choice Award - Appeal Democrat, The Fountains Skilled Nursing facility. Favorite clinic, Primary Care/UCD (3 consecutive years)
  • KUBA - Margaret Murphy, Cancer Center, Administrator, selected as KUBA radio’s Hero Of the Year
  • Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce - AHRO receives 2019 Milestone Award
  • Yuba County - Adventist Health and Rideout named Yuba County 2019 Business Champion
  • Chico Electric - 3rd Annual Sustainability Award


  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Stroke and Target Stroke Silver Plus Award


  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award


  • California Emergency Physicians of America (CEP America) Emergency Department Nurse Director of the Year, Theresa Hyer
  • California Emergency Physicians of America (CEP America) Distinguished Site of the Year
  • Charitable Service Award Finalist Rideout Healthy Kids School Assemblies
  • Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons - Verification Review Committee - Rideout ED Trauma Center Receives Level III Verification


  • Healthgrades - Quality Clinical Outcomes - excellence in gynecological surgery (since 2011), and the treatment of heart failure, awarding it five stars in each of these categories.


  • The American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer awarded the Rideout Cancer Center its highest rating with four commendations for its program.
  • Healthgrades 5-Star Quality Clinical Excellence - Gynecological - 3rd consecutive
  • Healthgrades 5-Star Quality Clinical Excellence Treatment of heart attacks and heart failure for the third consecutive year.
  • Sierra Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency, (S-SVEMSA) - Rideout receives STEMI Designation
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - The Fountains Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center receives “Four Star Rating” from CMS.


Awards At Rideout Memorial Hospital

  • Healthgrades - Pulmonary Care: Top 10% in the nation (2009)
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Rated for Valve Replacement Surgery - (2007-2008).
  • Healthgrades - Five-Star Rated for Valve Replacement in the Sacramento area (2008-2009)
  • Healthgrades - Cardiac Surgery: Best Rated for Overall Cardiac Surgery in the Sacramento Area - (2009-2010)
  • Healthgrades - Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Two Years in a Row (2009-2010)
  • Healthgrades - Treatment of GI Bleed: Five-Star Rated for Treatment of GI Bleed (2009)
  • Healthgrades - Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism: Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism- (2008- 2009)
  • Healthgrades - Appendectomy: Five-Star Rated for Appendectomy - 4 years in a row (2006-2009)
  • Healthgrades - Pediatric: Top 5% for Safety in Pediatric Care (2010)
  • American Association for Respiratory Care - Rideout Health earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (OCRCR) (2009)
  • HomeCare Elite - FRHG selected as one of the Top Home Health Agencies in the U.S. (2009)


Awards at Fremont Medical Center

  • Healthgrades - Maternity Care: Ranked Among the Top 5% in Nation for Maternity Care (2008/2009/2010)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Rated for Maternity Care Three Years in a Row (2008/2009/2010)