Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center

76%

Patients that would definitely recommend
6% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications.

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were better than expected View details

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

9 ratings were as expected View details

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
Learn more about patient safety ratings

Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Cardiac

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Pacemaker Procedures

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Heart Attack

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Heart Failure

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Critical Care

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Diabetic Emergencies

As Expected

As Expected

Pulmonary Embolism

Worse than Expected

Worse than Expected

Respiratory Failure

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Sepsis

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Critical Care Excellence Award

2018, 2017

Gastrointestinal

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

As Expected

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

As Expected

As Expected

Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

As Expected

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Better than Expected

As Expected

Pancreatitis

As Expected

As Expected

Small Intestine Surgeries

As Expected

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

2019, 2018, 2017

General Surgery Excellence Award

2019, 2018, 2017

Neurosciences

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Stroke

As Expected

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Stroke Care Excellence Award

2017

Orthopedic

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
In Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

Better than Expected

Hip Replacement

Better than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Joint Replacement Excellence Award

2019, 2018, 2017

Pulmonary

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/Condition
Mortality In-Hospital Mortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Pneumonia

Better than Expected

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award

2019, 2018, 2017

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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  • Patient Rating
  • Care Team
  • Facility
  • Pain Management
72%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% higher than the national average

76%

Would definitely recommend
6% higher than the national average

Location

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center

1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Contact Us

1200 El Camino Real

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Directions

(650) 742-2000