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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:

  • 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 Primary Stroke Center (Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval)
  • 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
  • Only Joint Commission Certified Joint Replacement - Knee Center in Stanislaus County
  • 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)