Awards & Distinctions

Doctors Medical Center is a 461-bed, multi-specialty hospital with more than 2,600 dedicated employees. In the more than 55 years that we have served the Central Valley, we have achieved a growing list of recognitions.

DMC has the first Level II Verified Trauma Center in the region. This Trauma Center enables us to provide 24-hour emergency care, immediately have surgeons and anesthesiologists on hand and provide backup care for rural and community hospitals. As part of the Level II designation, we also provide continuing education for our trauma team and preventive outreach programs for the community.

Among other recognition, here are some of our Accreditations & Awards:

  • U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 High Performing Hospital for COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure and Stroke
  • American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (2022)
  • Recipient of the Leapfrog Group highest “A” rating for patient safety
  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care
  • Performance Excellence Award from The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) (2017)
  • Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center - One of Only 27 Comprehensive Stroke Centers in California and the Only Center in the Central Valley (Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and American Heart Association Heart-Check Mark)
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Award, with designation as a Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Facility
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals in Heart Failure
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Award
  • U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals in COPD
  • American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Stemi Receiving Center, Gold Level Recognition Award for Heart Attack Care
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry - Get with the Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care
  • Accredited as a Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack (STEMI) Receiving Center by the American Heart Association – First hospital in California to receive this accreditation
  • American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award
  • AHA/AS Get with the Guidelines and Heart Rhythm Society AFib Silver Achievement Award Hospital
  • Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery Designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program by Blue Shield of California
  • Certified Joint Replacement Center for Total Hip and Total Knee - Only Designated Center in Stanislaus County (Joint Commission)
  • Accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers - First hospital in region to receive designation
  • Level II Verified Trauma Center (American College of Surgeons)
  • Commission on Cancer (Community Hospital Cancer Program of Doctors Medical Center)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
  • MDC Super Star Award: Large Birth Volume Hospitals from California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)
  • 2021 Honor Roll Award for Maternity Care from the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency, Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and Cal Hospital Compare (CHC)