Dr. Richard Kuritzkes, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Kuritzkes
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

inSite Digestive Health Care

26357 Mcbean Pkwy Ste 200 Santa Clarita, CA 91355

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(661) 284-6217

Dr. Richard Kuritzkes, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Santa Clarita, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kuritzkes has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kuritzkes to book an appointment.


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(661) 284-6217

Dr. Kuritzkes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
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Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Select Plus HMO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuritzkes treats Esophageal Diseases more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kuritzkes treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuritzkes treats Esophagitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kuritzkes treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuritzkes treats Dysphagia more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Kuritzkes treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Kuritzkes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Kuritzkes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuritzkes

4.5

Based on 83 ratings

5 Stars
86.74698795180723%
(72)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
2.4096385542168677%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
10.843373493975903%
(9)
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (72)
  • Listened & answered questions (72)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (61)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (9)
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We found Dr. Kuritzkes from an internet search. He was kind. Listened attentively to my boyfriend as he explained his condition, and was very thorough and considerate. We could not be more pleased.
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Therese – Sep 16, 2020
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Dr K is the best he’s so easy to talk to and so caring I feel very fortunate t h at I found him
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S Jacobs – Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Kuritzkes makes you very comfortable during his consultation and during your procedure. He makes a colonoscopy an easy procedure and explains everything that went on before you go home.
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Studio City, CA – Oct 24, 2018
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Always ready to listen. Takes his time with his patients. He very kind, understanding and professional. He always greets you with a smile! So fortunate to have such a caring doctor!
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Anne wargo in Burbank, CA – Oct 24, 2018
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I all have have copd and headed toward a certain death soon. no mobility wheelchair bound and carrying my oxygen bottles while i have to impose on a friend to take me and push the wheelchair. how many things can kill me while i know that i am already dying. going to the doc is my least favorite. what i am trying to say is that my visit with Dr. Kuritzkes was probably my best doc visit in my life.
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valley village – Oct 23, 2018
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Recently had a routine colonoscopy. Everything went very smoothly. Dr. Kuritzkes is one of the very few doctors who does not make you wait when you show up for an appointment. He is friendly, efficient, and well-organized. He prepared a written report immediately without any prompting. Highly recommend.
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Oct 23, 2018
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Dr. Kuritzkes has a great bedside manner, he makes you feel at ease and explains things to you in easy to understand language. His office staff are very nice and I 've never had to wait very long. I am so happy he is out here in my part of town.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ernie McGinnis in Castaic, CA – Sep 25, 2018
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Very satisfied with care given Very professional staff. Recommend to those needing this type of medical care. Five-star care and service; excellent doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 24, 2018
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Been to Dr.Kuritzkes three times now. Awesome all three times. Put me at ease and received excellent care.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 17, 2018
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Dr. Kuritzes has excellent experience and cares for his patients.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Luigi Pardo in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 10, 2018
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Dr Kuritzkes has been my doctor for over 20 years.....I have had several colonoscopies performed by him....He is terrific and caring and a great doctor. He has a wonderful bedside manner and takes time to explain and follow up with all the information you need to know about your procedures. His staff is helpful, kind and thorough. I wouldn't go to any other doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Mary Magliarditi in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 09, 2018
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Desk Personnel, Doctor Kuritzkes and Scheduling made me feel that my well-being and needs were a priority. Although my wait for Dr. K was longer than I anticipated, any concern I had was quickly disarmed by Dr. K's apology, coming in the room. He left me with the feeling that he truly cared, not only about me physically, but also that that my time is as valuable as his. (It isn't) His explanation of the procedure and answers left me at ease. Everyone displayed "Patient Service," to be emulated!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Basil Kemmerer in Burbank, CA – Sep 09, 2018
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I have known Doctor Kuritzkes for over a decade. I felt very comfortable with his knowledge and experience. I will continue having him as my gastroenterologist and I recommend him and his staff highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Genaro Cruz in Santa Monica , CA – Sep 09, 2018
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Dr. Kuritzkes is conscientious, caring, and committed. He listens to my questions and offers complete and understandable answers. He cares. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a competent gastroenterologist.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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CA – Sep 08, 2018
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I've head 3 procedures by The doctor And hes been excellent every time.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donald Smith in MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – Sep 08, 2018
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No follow through
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kevin in La, CA – Aug 16, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr Kuritzkes. He is an excellent doctor who explained my condition and answered my questions thoroughly. His staff is great too.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marilyn Menapace – Jul 26, 2018
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If Dr. Kuritzkes wasn't a great doctor and diagnostician, believe me, I wouldn't be leaving this review. My wife and I have been under Dr. K's care for about 20 years. My father died of colon cancer. Polyps have been found and removed over the last twenty years and probably have saved my life. If you are 50, you need to see Dr. K! Even if you don't have a history of colon cancer in your family, you need to check. He makes a rather distasteful experience pleasant with his wonderful demeanor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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John & Rita Shockley in Van Nuys, CA – Jul 25, 2018
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I would gladly give Dr. K a great review and of course I would have anyone in my family or friends use him he’s great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Kristine Green in Encino, CA – Jul 05, 2018
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Doctor visits are always a stressful thing to do, but Dr. Kuritzkes and his staff ALWAYS make you feel so at ease, that you leave with the confidence that you've made the right choice in choosing this team, and Dr. Kuritzkes as your physician. Sincerely RIK Sciacca
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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RIK Sciacca in North Hollywood, CA – Jun 14, 2018
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About Me

Dr. Kuritzkes is committed to excellence in comprehensive health care for men and women, in a partnership that honors patient individuality and dignity. His approach involves understanding the patient's health care needs and implementing state-of-the-art techniques and compassionate care.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

UCLA Center Health Sciences
Fellowship Hospital
UCLA Center Health Sciences
Residency Hospital
1985
UCLA Center Health Sciences
Internship Hospital
1984
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

inSite Digestive Health Care

inSite Digestive Health Care26357 Mcbean Pkwy Ste 200 Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
inSite Digestive Health Care201 S Buena Vista St Ste 410 Burbank, CA 91505
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Burbank, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)