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Accreditation & Awards



Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of those we serve. For over 50 years we’ve shown our commitment to fulfill that mission. The caring hands and skilled care of our dedicated nurses, doctors, and clinicians has been recognized at the highest levels. We’re proud to have earned these honors:

“A” In Patient Safety – Leapfrog Group

leapfrog group a ratingTri-City Medical Center achieved an “A” rating in spring 2016 for its Hospital Safety Score based on all publicly available measures of patient safety. The letter grade system was launched in June 2012 by Leapfrog Group, an employer-driven hospital quality watchdog. Consumers can access scores at Tri-City Medical Center has succeeded in achieving significant patient safety score improvement through a focused effort including hourly rounding by medical center staff and additional rounding by its leadership, programs to decrease infections, emphasizing fall prevention, a Professional Nursing Governance Council led by staff nurses, efficiency and quality teams, and monthly audits and internal measurement to track the success of the medical center’s efforts.

American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care

Tri-City Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2018. This award is granted to organizations that demonstrate their commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Tri-City Medical Center has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. Tri-City Medical Center is one of only 37 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

Wellness Center – Named Best Gym in SD County

image #3 - img-logo-TCWC-A_List-Winner-95-x-95The Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad is the best gym in San Diego County, according to viewers of local TV station 10 News. This is the third year in a row the state-of-the-art fitness and health center has topped the ‘A’ List Awards. The Wellness Center is open for public membership and features a yoga studio, three saline pools, resistance and free weight training equipment, spa services and a healthy cafe.

Wound Care Facility of the Year

image #4 - img-logo-Wound-Care-Center-of-the-Year-award-logo-80x80Our Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine was named Facility of the Year in 2010. Dedicated to the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds the clinic offers medical treatment, education and prevention, case management, vascular testing and nutrition counseling.

Designated Blue Distinction Center – Cardiac Care & Spine Surgery

Tri-City Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and spine surgery by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The designation was awarded because we deliver high-quality and safe specialty care based on criteria that directly impacts patient results, such as surgical team expertise and a history of better outcomes for patients. The program, which Blue Cross/Blue Shield developed with input from the medical community, recognizes that TCMC outperforms its peers in quality and safety.

2013 Medallion Winner Recipient for Workplace Excellence by SD SHRM

image #6 - SHRM-Workplace-Excellence-Award-LogoTri-City Medical Center has been recognized by San Diego SHRM as the “2013 Medallion Winner recipient for Workplace Excellence.” This award is granted to organizations who demonstrate a superb work environment through Human Resource Leadership.