At Loma Linda University Health, we are dedicated to helping our patients, our community and people around the world live healthier. Recognition of that dedication — from Physician Recognition Awards to Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards — is an opportunity to recommit to our mission.

U.S. News & World Report

The annual U.S. News & World Report best hospitals study ranks nearly 5,000 medical centers in the nation.

Nationally Ranked Services 2022-2023

Loma Linda University Medical Center was ranked one of the best hospitals in the U.S. for pulmonology and lung surgery.

The Leapfrog Group

With rigorous standards and high competition, Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards are some of the greatest honors a hospital can receive.

Leapfrog Group Top Teaching Hospital Award

Top Teaching Hospital 2020

Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus was one of only two California hospitals in 2020 to receive The Leapfrog Group's Top Teaching Hospital award.
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Magnet — Recognition in Nursing Excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) awards Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing. Magnet is the highest honor a healthcare organization can receive for professional nursing practice, earned by only 9% of U.S. healthcare organizations.

Certifications & Accreditations

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification: The Loma Linda University Medical Center became the first hospital in the region to earn its Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. This is the highest level of certification, given only to hospitals that meet the highest standards of complex stroke care.

Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation: The cardiac team at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta received accreditation from the American College of Cardiology for its ability to provide patients with life-saving heart care.

High-Performing Services & Treatments

U.S. News & World Report High Performing Services 2022-2023

Loma Linda University Medical Center was recognized as high performing in 21 areas:

  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Back surgery
  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip fracture
  • Kidney failure
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pneumonia
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Stroke
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Urology

Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta was recognized as high performing in five areas:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke

Specialty Care Awards

Cancer Care

ACCC – Innovator Award 2017: The Loma Linda University Health Cancer Center was recognized for its innovative program that encourages RN career development in oncology. The program is an effective tool to minimize staffing shortages and provide better treatment to more patients.

Cancer Program National Accreditation: The Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta Cancer Program earned its national accreditation in 2017. The accreditation verifies the program's capability to provide excellent quality of care for cancer patients.

Cardiology

American College of Cardiology Heart Attack Treatment Recognition: The Loma Linda University Medical Center is recognized as well-equipped to quickly evaluate, diagnose and treat chest pain.

American Heart Association Resuscitation Quality: Both Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital were awarded the Get With The Guidelines - Resuscitation Gold Award. The award recognizes each of these hospitals for quality treatment for patients who suffer cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association also awarded LLU Medical Center with the Get with The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.

Maternity Care

Newsweek's Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2022: Both Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta were recognized for excellence in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families.

Neurology

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center - NAEC – Level 4 Epilepsy Center: The Loma Linda University Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Center was re-accredited as a level 4 epilepsy center. This highest-level designation means the epilepsy center provides the most advanced medical and surgical evaluations and treatments.

Patient Safety and Satisfaction Awards