International recognition as a 2013-2018 Baby-Friendly® birth facility for offering breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
2018 Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Blue Distinction Specialty Care program recognizes nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.
2018 Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Blue Distinction Specialty Care program recognizes nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.
2016-2017 “A” Top Rating for the fourth time in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score, a twice-annual survey of more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation. The Hospital Safety Score grades acute care hospitals on how safe they are for patients.
2016 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. One of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Natividad’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
2016 #1 National Ranking out of 107 Kindred Healthcare Rehabilitation Units for Natividad’s Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center receiving top scores for clinical excellence.
2016 Performance Excellence Award in Preventing Injury Falls by CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), the leading provider of actionable information and research on nursing sensitive quality measures.
2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012 Award for Sustained Excellence in Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers presented by CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), the leading provider of actionable information and research on nursing sensitive quality indicators.
2016 Selection as a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care by Anthem Blue Cross signifying that Natividad delivers high quality maternity care safely and effectively, based on objective quality measures that represent evidence-based practices of high quality maternity care.
2016 Silver Award for the Workplace Partnership for Life campaign, presented by the Health Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA), a national initiative that spreads the word about organ donation.
2015 Recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States for the following Core Measures:
- Heart Failure
- Surgical Care
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Perinatal Care
2015 Selection as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross signifying that Natividad meets nationally established quality-focused criteria that emphasize patient safety and outcomes.
State & Local
2016-2018 Smart Care California’s C-section Honor Roll for Maternity Care. Efforts include improving C-section rates, applying critical safety measures, ensuring that mothers get timely and high-quality prenatal and postpartum care.
2017 Business Excellence Awards from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
2017 Emerald Award for meeting or exceeding 2016 key donation criteria, and for excellent collaboration and communication to ensure a cohesive organ donation process. Presented by Donor Network West, the organ and tissue recovery organization for Northern California and Nevada.
BETA Healthcare Group, provider of professional liability and risk management services, Award of Excellence nine years in a row (2009 – 2017) for High Quality Obstetrical Practices achieving 100% Compliance. The goal of the OB initiative is to promote best practice in care delivery to moms and babies in BETA’s “Quest for Zero” preventable birth injuries.
2014 Selection as 1 of 33 High Performing Hospitals in Maternity Care in California by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) measuring four key areas of maternity care: low risk C-section rates, episiotomy rates, rates of exclusive breastfeeding before discharge and VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) rates.
BETA Healthcare Group, provider of professional liability and risk management services, Award of Excellence for Emergency Department, which puts a high priority on improving reliability and reducing risk exposure in emergency departments.