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Awards and Designations

Excellence is one of the five foundational values of our organization. We expect accountability for excellence in performance and for adherence to professional and organizational standards.

Many of the rigorous standards we abide by were created by our health care system. Additional standards are required by county, state and national organizations.

When seeking information about quality health care or patient satisfaction scores at a medical center, it is important that you find reliable, objective information which will help you make an informed decision.

A number of organizations have given St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County and its many departments high rankings. Among them, we are accredited by The Joint Commission.

In addition our hospitals hold the following distinctions for various services:

Cardiology

  • Named a US News & World Report High Performer for Heart Failure in 2019 and 2020 (St. Joseph Hospital)
  • Named a Healthgrades Five-star recipient of Repair of Abdominal Aorta in 2020 (St. Joseph Hospital)

Critical Care:

  • Named a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row (2016-2021) (St. Joseph Hospital)

Oncology:

  • Our Cancer Program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
  • Named a US News & World Report High Performer for Colon Cancer Surgery in 2019 and 2020 (St. Joseph Hospital)
  • Honored as a five-star recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2020 (St. Joseph Hospital)

Orthopedics:

  • Named a US News & World Report High Performer for Knee and Hip Replacement in 2019 (Redwood Memorial Hospital)
  • Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement in 2020 (St. Joseph Hospital)
  • Named a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2021 (St. Joseph Hospital)
  • Listed on Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Excellence Award in 2019 (St. Joseph Hospital)

Maternity:

  • Named on the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Maternity Honor Roll (St. Joseph Hospital Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital) and Patient Safety Honor Roll (Redwood Memorial Hospital) in 2019

Pulmonary

  • Listed as a Healthgrades Five-star recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2020 (St. Joseph Hospital)

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