Awards

NorthBay Health has received a number of prestigious awards and accreditations in recent months.

NorthBay Health Medical Center is recognized as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Reports for 2022-23 in six specialty procedures/conditions: COPD, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia and Stroke. A “High Performing” rating acknowledges care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. In addition, the hospital is recognized as “High Performing” for maternity care for 2021-22 and was listed as one of the top 50 hospitals in the state for 2021-22.

NorthBay Health Medical Center made the California Health and Human Services, along with Cal Hospital Compare’s Maternity Honor Roll, as one of just 124 hospitals that met or surpassed a statewide target aimed at reducing births via cesarean sections in first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies.


The American College of Cardiology again recognized NorthBay Health with its Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI, a designation that NorthBay has repeatedly earned since 2009. The accreditation is based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.


NorthBay Health Medical Group, for the second year in a row, earned the 2021 Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for top performance on clinical quality, patient experience, and cost measures. In addition, the organization also honored NorthBay Medical Group with an award for achieving the 90th percentile or above in IHA’s patient experience measurements. The award recognizes provider organizations that perform in the top 50 percent in all three major areas: clinical quality, patient experience and total cost of care.


For the sixth consecutive year, NorthBay Health received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award, for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. NorthBay also earned the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll award and the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award.


NorthBay’s Trauma program has been re-certified by the American College of Surgeons. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The achievement recognized NorthBay’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.


Re-certification by The Joint Commission was also achieved in 2021 after a year’s delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


NorthBay Health’s Oncology Program was re-certified by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer in 2022.

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