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    Awards and Recognitions

    Awards and recognitions provide important benchmarks in our progress and help to motivate our staff to reach for even higher quality and safety goals.

    U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals (2015)

    CPMC is recognized as among the best hospitals in California for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report as well as receiving “high performer” recognitions in three specialties and a top 50 hospital in the nation achievement for gynecology. Only 137 of the nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated received a national ranking in at least one specialty.
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    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Recognition for Liver & Kidney Transplant (2014)

    CPMC transplant team's risk-adjusted survival rate is the nation's best. CPMC was recognized by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients as the only U.S. hospital to have one-year survival rates for adult transplantations that are statistically higher than expected for both liver (97%) and kidney (98%) transplants. Three-year survival rates were also statistically higher than expected for both programs.

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    American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Platinum Performance Award (2013)

    CPMC received the 2013 Platinum Performance Award for Heart Attack Care. Best practices include opening clogged heart vessels in the Cardiac Cath Lab within 90 minutes of ED arrival; administering appropriate medications that prevent future blood clots; lowering blood pressure; and protecting the heart from beating irregularly. CPMC has achieved greater than 90% compliance with national standards for four consecutive years.

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    American Heart Association / American Stroke Association: Gold Plus Award (2013)

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    CPMC achieved the AHA/ASA’s top award, Gold Plus, for stroke performance in 2012 and 2013 for following the Get With the Guidelines key stroke measures at least 85% of the time.

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    American College of Surgeons: Meritorious Outcomes (2013)

    In 2013, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) ( has recognized California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) as one of 37 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, CPMC is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.
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    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Quality Achievement Award (2013)

    < a href="/about/press/news2013/gold-quality-award.html">California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes CPMC’s success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients.
    As a “STEMI Receiving Hospital,” CPMC meets high standards of performance in quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients in the Emergency Department and the Cardiac Catheterization labs as well as during the hospitalization. Before they are discharged, patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, aspirin, ACE inhibitors, and beta-blockers; they also receive smoking cessation counseling if needed. Hospitals must adhere to these guidelines-based measures at a high level for a designated period of time to be eligible for the achievement awards.

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    NCDR Action Registry-GWTG Performance Achievement Award (2012)

    California Pacific Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 – one of only 168 hospitals nationwide to do so. CPMC also received the same Award in 2011.
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    AARP Magazine "Safety Superstar" (2012)

    AARP the Magazine has recognized CPMC as one of the safest hospitals in America. CPMC was one of just 65 hospitals nationwide to receive the magazine’s “safety superstar” designation for taking innovative steps to reduce medical errors.

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Silver Transplant Program Award (2012)

    The CPMC Liver Transplant Program received a Silver Transplant Program Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was only one of five programs nationwide honored with a Silver Award, while just one other facility received a Gold Award.

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    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Top Performance (2012)

    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in 2012 CPMC achieved top decile performance in pneumonia care as well as care for acute myocardial infarction patients; CPMC also rated in the top 10% nationwide for decreasing the rate of readmissions for patients with congestive heart failure. CPMC averaged 99% adherence to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services standards for reducing surgery-related wound infections and complications.
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    Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Top Performance (2012)

    The California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center ranked in the top 2.5% in the U.S. for clinical outcomes after traumatic brain injury and stroke.
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