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Achievements

  • Opened the only Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit on the Monterey Peninsula, enabling patients who need intensive therapy to recover close to home
  • Celebrated the 1,000th open-heart surgery at the Tyler Heart Institute
  • Developed a preoperative assessment clinic, enabling holistic approach to assessing patients and then managing their care before, during, and after their surgery
  • Launched Aspire Health Plan, offering an all-in-one Medicare Advantage plan for Monterey County residents
  • Designated a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) hospital, signifying commitment to elder care excellence; one of 13 hospitals in California

Clinical Quality

  • Gold Seal of Approval, the Joint Commission

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  • Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes Care, the Joint Commission
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center, the Joint Commission
  • Accredited Comprehensive Cancer Center, with highest commendation available, American College of Surgeons
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for scope of cancer care, American College of Surgeons
  • Affiliate of University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for cancer care
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for Carol Hatton Breast Care Center, American College of Radiology
  • Accredited in Nuclear Medicine, as well as CT, MRI and Ultrasound, American College of Radiology
  • Accredited cardiovascular ultrasound laboratory, Intersociety Accreditation Commission for Echocardiography Laboratories
  • Designated STEMI receiving center (for emergency treatment of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, the deadliest heart attacks), Monterey County Office of Emergency Services
  • Accredited Laboratory Services, College of American Pathologists
  • Accredited transfusion and donor center activities, American Association of Blood Banks
  • Accredited Sleep Disorders Center, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery Center, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • Baby Friendly Hospital, World Health Organization/UNICEF
  • Excellence in Physical Therapy Clinical Education, Samuel Merritt College
  • Outpatient Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology, 5 Star and Top Performer, Overall Quality of Care, Professional Research Consultants (PRC), 2013 Patient Perception Awards
  • Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Lab, 5 Star, Overall Quality of Care, Professional Research Consultants (PRC), 2013 Patient Perception Awards
  • Radiology and Laboratory Services, 5 Star, Overall Quality of Care, Professional Research Consultants (PRC), 2013 Patient Perception Awards
  • Hospital Blood Center, Outpatient Laboratory, 5 Star and Top Performer, Overall Quality of Care, Professional Research Consultants (PRC), 2013 Patient Perception Awards
  • Mobile Blood Center, Outpatient Laboratory, 5 Star, Overall Quality of Care, Professional Research Consultants (PRC), 2013 Patient Perception Awards

Workplace Environment

  • Voted Best Place to Work in Monterey County, by Monterey County Weekly readers
  • Voted Best Place to Volunteer in Monterey County, Carmel Pine Cone readers 

Financial Management

  • A+ bond rating, Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC
  • AA- bond rating, Fitch, Inc.