Sharp Grossmont Hospital
This hospital earned the Women’s Choice Award as a 2017 America’s Best Hospital for Heart Care.
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
“Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Services is honored to be a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award. We genuinely care for our patients, as if they were our own family and friends, and aim to give them the high-quality treatment and care they deserve. Our service is rooted in compassion, respect and kindness for all our patients. We are pleased to be bestowed with this national recognition for our care and commitment toward ensuring a positive patient experience.”
Joyce Mcginty, director of Sharp Grossmont Hospital Heart & Vascular Services, Sharp Grossmont Hospital
America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care
Why Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the best heart care hospital:
Sharp Grossmont Hospital qualified to be an America’s Best Hospital for Heart Care because it offers comprehensive cardiac and vascular services. Only hospitals that perform well clinically with regard to heart care measures, and also have a high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital, are selected. Data, made available by Medicare is then utilized in a method that is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations are used to determine the award winners. The process resulted in 353 hospitals receiving the award out of a population of over 4,600 facilities.
This method uses data released by Medicare in July 2015 that covers the three years ended June 30, 2014. Only those hospitals that supplied data regarding the Outcome of Care Measures were considered. The Outcome of Care Measures used were:
a) Death within 30 days of admission for heart attack
b) Death within 30 days of admission for heart failure
c) Readmission within 30 days for heart attack
d) Readmission within 30 days for heart failure
The top 35% of those hospitals are then identified based on an average ranking over those four measures. The resulting hospitals were screened based on their recommendation score from HCAHPS* data for the twelve month period ended September 30, 2014. As this is the single most important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family, the only hospitals included had a recommendation rating greater than the national average.
*HCAHPS – Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
As East County San Diego’s largest health care facility, patients at Sharp Grossmont Hospital are treated with medical excellence and advanced technology at every step in their health care journey. The care teams works with patients to design customized treatment plans. Patients and their families also experience a new level of kindness and empathy because these elements are also key to healing.
From orthopedics and labor and delivery to cancer, heart and stroke care, Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa has invested in innovative, cutting-edge medical care to help patients get well quickly. This includes one of the most technologically advanced emergency rooms in the nation for care people can count on.
All of this is just part of The Sharp Experience. It’s how Sharp Grossmont Hospital gets patients the best possible results, and it’s how the hospital has earned national recognition for excellence in quality patient care.
Why Women Choose Our Hospital:
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care
- Cardiac cath lab
- Open heart surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Endovascular procedures (minimally invasive)
- Noninvasive cardiac and vascular diagnostic labs
- Abnormal heartbeat evaluation and treatment
- Cardiac and vascular rehabilitation/supervised exercise program
- Interventional radiology suite
- Certified stroke center
- Two cardiac cath labs
- Interventional radiology suite
- Six noninvasive diagnostic rooms
- One dedicated cardiac surgery room
- One vascular/endovascular room
- Cardiac rehabilitation center
- Stroke unit