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  • Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the nation's leading hospital accreditation organization, for demonstrated best treatments for:
          Heart attack
          Heart failure
          Surgical care
  • Two consecutive 'A' grades for Hospital Safety from the Leapfrog Group, an advocate for safety, quality, and transparence in healthcare. The grades are based on 28 performance measures for keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors
  • Achieved Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from the Joint Commission. Community Hospital was one of the first four inpatient programs in California to do so
  • Reaccredited for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, and recipient of the Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association
  • Reaccredited for Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care by the Joint Commision and recognized as a best-practice site by Society for Hospitalist Medicine
  • Named one of the top 10 hospitals in California for rates of breastfeeding by University of California, Davis and the California Women, Infants, and Children Association
  • Formed Central Coast Health Connect, Inc., an electronic health information exchange, in collaboration with all hospitals in Monterey County
  • Launched Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative, a collaboration among all four hospitals, to address controlled prescription misuse, abuse, and diversion
  • Opened two new sites of Peninsula Primary Care, a Garden Court location specializing in cardiology, and a Holman Highway location specializing in urology and obstetrics/gynecology
  • Celebrated the first anniversary of the only Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit on the Monterey Peninsula, enabling patients who need intensive therapy to recover close to home
  • Completed the first year of Aspire Health Plan, an all-in-one Medicare Advantage plan for Monterey County residents

Clinical Quality

  • Gold Seal of Approval, the Joint Commission

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  • Scored in the top decile in patients' perception of overall care in national Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey
  • 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 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

Workplace Environment

  • Voted Best Place to Work in Monterey County, by Monterey County Weekly readers
  • Among top scorers in Modern Survey's Employee Engagement Survey

Financial Management

  • A+ bond rating, Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC
  • Achieved annual savings of $6.3 million through financial stewardship efforts
  • Philanthropic support of Community Hospital Foundation exceeded $11.5 million