Awards & Accreditation

Accolades and Distinctions that set us apart

Our skilled staff and exceptional care of patients has earned not only distinctions from Healthgrades®, a leading independent heath care ratings organization, but also a Center of Excellence designation from a surgical review association and a rare excellence award for our critical care nurses. That’s the kind of assurance you want when choosing a hospital for surgery.

We have been named as "Best in the region for cardiac services" with a 5-star rating in the treatment of myocardial infarctions (heart attack) and five times been rated tops for carotid surgery. And from 2009-2013, we have received both Healthgrades' 5-star rating and the Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™, to put us among the state’s top five hospitals for bariatric surgery. Our Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program has also been meticulously reviewed and approved as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), as well as being designated as a center for surgery excellence by insurers Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna and Health Net.

Our cardiovascular staff received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) – formally recognizing it as one of the top 15 intensive care units in the nation in 2011.

Healthgrades has additionally given us the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for six consecutive years, rating our hospital among the top 5% in the nation for patient experience. Our consistent high marks from patients have only been matched by only one other California hospital. The Healthgrades designation is based on patient survey data collected as part of the federal government’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or HCAHPS. In fact, nearly 90% of our former patients have rated our hospital as a 9 or 10 on a scale of 0 (the worst hospital) to 10 (the best hospital). Nine out of ten patients surveyed indicated they “definitely would” recommend the Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to family and friends who need to receive care.

An overview of our ratings:
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award - 6 years in a row (2009 - 2013)
  • Five Star rated Bariatric Surgery – 5  years in a row (2009/2010 - 2013)
  • Five Star rated Carotid Surgery – 5 years in a row (2009 - 2013)
  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award – 5 years in a row (2009 - 2013)
  • Top 5% in Nation for Bariatric Surgery - 4 years in a row (2010 - 2013)
  • ASMBS Center of Excellence designation for Bariatric Surgery 
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™
  • One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™
  • Ranked among top 5% in the nation for coronary interventional procedures
  • Ranked among top 5 in California for coronary interventional procedures
  • Beacon Award of Excellence in Critical Care – 2011 
  • Five Star rated Acute Myocardial Infarction – (2007 & 2008)
  •  Five Star rated Coronary Bypass Surgery - 2007