Award-Winning Orthopedic Care

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The Palomar Health Orthopedic and Spine Center of San Diego County ranks in the top 10% of U.S. hospitals.Your treatment will be tailored to best fit your unique condition and lifestyle, with every decision based on the latest evidence-based protocols. Patient education and total care coordination ensures that patients and their families are fully informed and that patient care is personalized, comprehensive and convenient.

A few of our awards and distinctions include:

U.S. News and World Report
To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News evaluates data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. 
Blue Distinction Center
Palomar Health is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for the following:

  • Palomar Medical Center Poway – Knee and Hip Replacement 2013-2018
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido – Knee and Hip Replacement 2013-2016
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido – Spine Surgery 2013-2018

Aetna Institutes of Quality
Palomar Medical Center Escondido received the Aetna Institutes of Quality distinction for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery 2013-2016.

Palomar Medical Center Escondido received the Aetna Institutes of Quality distinction for Orthopedia, Spine and Total Joint Replacement 2017. 
Palomar Health Center Escondido was recognized by Healthgrades for superior outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Distinctions include:
America's 100 Best Joint Replacement 2017
America's 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery 2017

Center of Excellence
Palomar Health is a Center of Excellence for Quality, Safety and Satisfaction.
Women's Choice Awards
Palomar Medical Center was awarded as one of America's Best Hospitals for orthopedics care in 2018.