Awards & Accreditations

We Earned the Awards. We All Reap the Rewards.

From state-of-the art trauma care to labor and delivery, MarinHealth Medical Center the people of our county with a host of services they can’t get anywhere else in Marin. We take this responsibility to heart, and are committed to providing the best possible level of care. That means we actively pursue awards and certifications that require rigorous adherence to the highest standards of care, and have been awarded the following:

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Lantern Award (2018-2021)
Emergency Nurses Association
Our Emergency Department was one of 19 hospitals nationwide to receive the Emergency Nurses Association’s 2018 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The ENA Lantern Award showcases the MarinHealth Medical Center emergency department’s accomplishments in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. The award also serves as a visible symbol of its commitment to quality, safety and a healthy work environment. [ Read More ]

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3-Year Accreditation with Commendation (2017 - 2020) &
Outstanding Achievement Award (2017)

Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS)
The MarinHealth Cancer Care Program received a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of recognition from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). By exceeding all seven standards of care considered for special commendation, our Cancer Care Program has once again earned Gold level designation and was also awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award (for the 4th time in a row!). MarinHealth Medical Center is one of a select group of 16 U.S. accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed January 1 – June 30, 2017.

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Chest Pain Center Accreditation (2017-2020)
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international, nonprofit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their efforts to create cardiovascular centers of excellence that deliver quality care and patient satisfaction in a cost sensitive environment. As the accreditation services arm of the American College of Cardiology, SCPC offers individual hospitals and hospital systems the support needed to effectively reduce variations of care and bridge existing gaps in treatment. Through its collaboration with actively engaged, multidisciplinary teams, SCPC is Taking Science to the Bedside™ and improving outcomes in the management of heart disease.

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Healthgrades Awards (2020)

These awards are based on real data and careful methodology. Every year, Healthgrades analyzes three years of Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data to produce a detailed report on mortality and complication rates in America’s hospitals. Healthgrades analyzed approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance for 32 common conditions and procedures. Read more or view the complete list of Healthgrades Awards received by MarinHealth Medical Center.

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Baby Friendly Designation (2017-2022)
MarinHealth Medical Center is a Baby-Friendly hospital. Sponsored by the United Nations International Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization, this initiative recognizes hospitals and birth centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding. We are one of only 414 US hospitals and birth centers (out of over 6000) to hold Baby-Friendly status.

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Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2011 - 2019, 9 years in a row)
American Heart/Stroke Association
Primary Stroke Center Certification (2018-2020)
The Joint Commission
MarinHealth Medical Center received re-certification in 2016 from the Joint Commission for its stroke program and received the 2019 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the ninth year in a row. Both programs are voluntary processes intended to elevate the standard of care for stroke programs and instill confidence in the community served.

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To receive the Get With The Guidelines award, a hospital must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures. These measures include aggressive use of medications that have been shown to improve patient outcomes, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation. All are aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

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Level III Trauma Center Verification (2019-2021)
The American College of Surgeons
As verified by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the trauma center at MarinHealth Medical Center has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

Established by the ACS in 1987, the COT’s Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.

Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by ACS. This program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients.

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Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
Marin County Emergency Medical Services Agency
MarinHealth Medical Center has earned the esteemed designation of an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) from Marin County Emergency Medical Services Agency. This designation is the result of a two-year effort to optimize emergency care to better meet the needs of children and their families in the Marin community. [ Read More ]

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3-Year Echocardiography Accreditation (2018-2021)
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
MarinHealth Medical Center has been granted three-year accreditation in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transesophageal, Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This accreditation signifies that Marin General Hospital has undergone a thorough review of operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation to facilities that provide quality patient care and are in compliance with national Echocardiography standards. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that MarinHealth Medical Center has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Echocardiography.

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[415] Top Doctors (2019)
Marin Magazine
More than 200 physicians practicing across 40+ specialties at MarinHealth Medical Center have been named to the prestigious [415] Top Doctors 2019 by Marin Magazine. The list was compiled through peer-to-peer polling of more than 4,000 doctors in San Francisco and Marin counties, who were asked to select the physicians they considered the best of the best. Every doctor in the area was both a candidate and a voter (they were not allowed to vote for themselves, nor were they permitted to vote more than once for any given doctor.) Participants could vote for doctors in all specialties. [ Read More ]

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Gold Seal of Approval™ (2016-2019)
The Joint Commission
MarinHealth Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for both its hospital and its Behavioral Health Services. This three-year accreditation is a nationally recognized designation of the hospital’s compliance with the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards for quality and safety. To earn the designation, MarinHealth Medical Center and its Behavioral Health Services unit underwent rigorous and unannounced on-site surveys. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated their compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients.

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Breast Center Accreditation (2019-2022)
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
Our Breast Health Center has outstanding early detection rates and is one of a few Bay Area Breast Health Centers to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The NAPBC is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education.

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Accreditation for Continuing Medical Education (2016-2020)
California Medical Association
The California Medical Association has awarded a Four Year CME Accreditation to MarinHealth Medical Center for the period March 1, 2016 thru February 1, 2020. Physicians who attend CME courses offered by CMA-accredited providers meet the Medical Board of California’s Division of Licensure requirements for physician licensure and the California Medical Association’s Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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The Pacific Sun
Voted on by the citizens of Marin County, we are honored to have been named the "best local hospital" for 2019! [ Read More ]

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Marin IJ Reader's Choice Award (2019)
Marin Independent Journal
We've won many awards for our quality of care, but perhaps the best reward is praise from our patients and their families. We're thrilled to have earned the Marin IJ Reader's Choice award for Best Hospital in 2019.