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Previous Awards and Accomplishments

Aetna Institute of Quality Designation, 2013

Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare has been designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity.

American College of Cardiology Platinum Performance Achievement Award, 2016

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2016 award. ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. For more information about ACTION Registry-GWTG, visit ACC.org/ACTION.

American Diabetes Association Recognition Award, 2013

For our Diabetes Self-Management Education program.

American Heart Association Gold Plus Award, 2013

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 4 of 9 Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California have named Stanford Health – ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement. Learn more about this designation.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California have named Stanford Health – ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery. Learn more about this designation.

International Board Certified Lactation (IBCLC)
Care Award, 2012-2014

The International Board Certified Lactation (IBCLC) Care Award recognizes maternity facilities worldwide that hire international board-certified lactation consultants, have dedicated lactation support, provide education on benefits of breastfeeding and promote special breastfeeding projects.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Improvement Program, 2013

Full accreditation for Stanford Health – ValleyCare Weight Loss Surgery program.

The Joint Commission, 2011-2013

Stanford Health – ValleyCare has received full accreditation from The Joint Commission:

  • Gold Seal of Approval for Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare
  • Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Programs
  • Full Accreditation for Laboratory

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Award, 2012

Stanford Health – ValleyCare was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.