Escondido, CA

PMC Escondido named one of Healthgrades’ 250 Best Hospitals

Palomar Health is among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes for 3 years in a row (2019-2021)
Palomar Health announced this week that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award. The distinction places Palomar Medical Center Escondido in the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
“This award recognizes the amazing work of our nurses, technicians, environmental service workers, facilities crew, physicians and support staff who perform miracles every day,” said Palomar Health Chief Operating Officer Sheila Brown. “It’s also a reflection of our commitment to providing the best health care to our community.”
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.
“Given that the delivery of healthcare has profoundly changed due to COVID-19, we want to extend our congratulations to the hospitals that received Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Award. These organizations are committed to providing exceptional clinical outcomes for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades.
The Palomar Medical Center Escondido campus is continuing to expand services to allow patients to remain in their community for health care. The Crisis Stabilization Unit and Radiation Oncology opened in the past year and the 52-bed Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute will open this spring followed by an urgent care center and pediatric offices.
Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top-quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, visit

One response to “PMC Escondido named one of Healthgrades’ 250 Best Hospitals”

  1. Randy Morris says:

    I would love to know who rates these hospitals and where they stash their data. Not long after the hospital opened for business my mother was admitted for heart related issues. I indicated that my mom was diabetic and that she needed her insulin shot. When I returned the next day I asked if she had been given the insulin they said that they had no order for one so she had not been given the shot. The story is quite long too long for this column but suffice it to say that it was the worst care she had ever received. The nurses now spend all of their time on the computer out in the hallway and have zero time for patient care. If things are different now I would love to know. Beautiful building, crappy care.

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