Honors & Accreditation

Sierra View Medical Center is proud of the high quality, compassionate care we provide to members of our community. Our hospital has been recognized for providing excellent care in several areas.

Baby-Friendly Designation

For the past five years, The Maternal Child Health (MCH) Department has been working with First 5 of Tulare County in order to achieve a “Baby Friendly” designation at Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC). SVMC is the only hospital in the South Central Valley to be designated as ‘Baby Friendly’. Baby Friendly is a World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) supported initiative that encourages best infant feeding practices with a strong emphasis on increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates in the hospital setting.

Joint Commission

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, SVMC is in survey readiness mode which lead-up to the triennial survey in 2019. This is a leading accreditation that conducts unannounced surveys and expectations of a hospital at least once in a 39 month period. Accreditation lasts for three years before renewal. Survey readiness efforts consist of ensuring staff are informed of the various performance improvement project their unit is working towards, ensuring our facility is in top shape, and that our processes align with our policies and regulatory requirements. Various activities that help ensure our success at the time of the survey include environmental services, infection control, and accreditation services teaming up and walking our campus and out-patient sites making notes of things we need to prioritize, as a group. Additionally, we conduct a mock survey, where we open our doors and our eyes to areas of opportunity prior to survey. This tightens our focus and helps prioritize work being done. It is a great time to show off the amazing work being done at SVMC.

Pioneers in Quality Award

SVMC was recognized by The Joint Commission as a part of the 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ program. The Pioneers in Quality™ program is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure adoption. In 2017, the Joint Commission recognized eCQM data transmissions and other contributions that advance eCQM adoption. SVMC is proud of the efforts, commitment and progress.

The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is an award for anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse in particular. Nurses are nominated by patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, clinicians and staff at healthcare facilities and schools of nursing in all 50 states and 21 other countries. We want to congratulate the most recent DAISY Award winners at Sierra View Medical Center that have gone above and beyond their clinical skill and compassion that they naturally provide to patients and families.

Daisy Award Recipients


  • Linda Loeffler, L&D
  • Julio Lagasca, Med/Surg
  • Ma Luisa Dequina , Tele
  • Flor Avila, MCH


  • Noah Camacho, Med/Surg
  • Auroroa Astorga, Postpartum
  • Hannah Risvold, ICU
  • Simer Grewal, Med/Surg


  • Jacqueline Johnson, Med/Surg
  • Claudia Alvarado, ICU
  • Danelle Hammer, ED
  • Kim Tucker, L&D

Beta Health/Quest Awards – Obstetrics and ED

BETA Awards were given to both ED and OB for their work in the Quest Program. ED received this award through participation on the Emergency Medicine Council, which worked on issues surrounding mental illness management in the ED setting. Additionally, they took part in a risk assessment, where a BETA surveyor came to the SVMC ED and conducted a full assessment. During that time, areas of opportunity were identified and made a priority by the organization. OB received this award through their continued participation in the Quest program. This is OB’s ninth year receiving this award. This year they participated in the hyperbilirubinemia project, which centers around jaundice identification, treatment, and education. With rising numbers of jaundice in our community, this project is one that will greatly benefit our community.

Healogics Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence 2018

The Sierra View Medical Center Wound Healing Center was recognized for the 2018 Healogics Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year. The Wound Healing Center team earned this honor by exceeding outstanding clinical and operational results in 2018 including more than 92% patient satisfaction rate and a 91% Healing rate in less than 30 median days to heal. This award demonstrates the Wound Healing Center’s continued and consistent commitment to patients and hospital partners focusing on patient experience.

Platinum Organ Donor

Presented by the Organ Procurement Organization, Donor Network West, SVMC is one of two hospitals in the South Central Valley to have achieved the highest level for the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, Platinum Recognition. This award is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration Healthcare Systems Bureau and Division of Transplant. For several consecutive years SVMC has been recognized for activities to increase enrollment in California registry for organ, eye and tissue donation in the Workplace Partnership for Life Campaign.

CTC Architecture Award

The Sierra View Medical Center Roger S. Good Cancer Center landed Darden Architects the ‘Award of Honor’ for Architectural design in the Healthcare project category recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This award program recognizes outstanding architectural design work in the Central Valley region that enriches the community landscape and upholds the traditions of excellence and professionalism of the AIA. Sierra View Medical Center leaders feel very fortunate to have worked with such a talented local architecture firm who has helped their vision come to life and exceeded their expectations.