Honors & Accreditations
Kaweah Delta’s Official Recognitions
In the 60 years Kaweah Delta has served Tulare County, we continuously
strive to improve the quality of healthcare we provide our community.
These efforts have been well received by both patients and peers alike,
and our facility has received numerous honors in recognition of our progress.
Each of these awards stand as a testament to our commitment to bring quality
care to our community.
Healthgades Awards - For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare
inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide
to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures,
and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer
data provided by 15 states. The
Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at
Recent awards include the following:
- America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 3 Years
in a Row (2018-2020)
- Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
- Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
- Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
- 5-Star for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
Kaweah Delta also received national recognition for the following clinical areas:
- Neurosciences Excellence Award™ in 2020 – Nation’s Top 10%
- Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020) –
Nation’s Top 5%
- 5-Star for Treatment of Stroke for 6 Years in a Row (2015-2020)
- Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2014-2020)
– Nation’s Top 10%
- 5-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia for 7 Years in a Row (2014-2020)
- Critical Care Excellence Award™ in 2020 – Nation’s Top 10%
- 5-Star for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 Years in a Row (2013-2020)
- 5-Star for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
U.S. News & World Report has named Kaweah Delta’s Skilled Nursing Program a Best Nursing
Home for 2019-20, a distinction shared with only 19 percent of U.S. skilled
nursing facilities in the nation. Kaweah Delta’s Skilled Nursing
program earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving the highest possible
rating for providing short-term rehabilitation to patients. U.S. News
& World Report gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to
those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate
use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. The
Best Nursing Homes ratings reflect U.S. News’ analysis of publicly
available data, which evaluates factors that most greatly impact patient
and resident care, safety, and outcomes. To read more, click
Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Kaweah Delta Medical Center has been accredited as a Center of
Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (also known as COEMIG) and
in Robotic Surgery by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. The Center
of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and in Robotic Surgery
was developed to recognize surgeons and facilities worldwide for achieving
defined standards for patient safety and care quality. The COEMIG program
was implemented to help expand awareness of and access to minimally invasive
gynecological procedures for women, which are now available to treat the
majority of pelvic health disorders.
4-Star Rating from CMS – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized
us with their highest overall hospital quality rating among hospitals
in Tulare and King counties, and the 2nd highest rating among hospitals in Fresno County. This award is ranked
based on 64 quality measures regarding the facility’s ability to
treat various conditions.
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award - In May of 2018, Kaweah Delta Health Care District received the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award - Target Stroke Honor Roll. The award
recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke
patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally
recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center - In Spring 2018, The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association
awarded Kaweah Delta Medical Center certification as an Advanced Primary
Stroke Center. The certification means that Kaweah Delta is making exceptional
efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke patients. “We commend
Kaweah Delta for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing
a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community,”
said Patrick Phelan, Executive Director, Hospital Business Development,
The Joint Commission.
Joint Commission – We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission. This is a leading accreditation
organization that conducts unannounced surveys and expectations of a hospital
at least once in a 39 month period. Accreditation lasts for 3 years before renewal.
HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life - Platinum Award - Kaweah Delta Health Care District was among a select group of hospitals
nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries
in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
The campaign has added more than 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction+ - We have been awarded this highly prestigious designation for our expertise
in quality health care. Review for this award involves detailed examination
of specialty care units like cardiac care. Recipients have proven their
ability to provide highly efficient and effective treatments.
Foster G. McGaw Prize – We were given this honor for exceptional community service work.
It is one of the most coveted and significant honors in health care.