Award-Winning Orthopedic Care

The Palomar Health Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence is top rated for patient quality, safety and satisfaction, and ranks in the top 10% nationally according to U.S. News and World Report and is in the top 3% nationally for pain control.

U.S. News and World Report recognized the Orthopedic and Spine Center as a High Performing Hospital in 2017-18 and again in 2018-19 for Knee Replacement and Hip Replacement for excelling in caring for the most medically complex patients among 5,000 hospitals across the country.
The Orthopedic and Spine Center was named in America’s 100 Best Hospitals for three years in a row, 2016 – 2019, by Healthgrades.
Blue Cross Blue Shield has awarded Palomar Health as a Blue Center of Distinction for demonstrating quality care, treatment expertise and better overall patient results in the following areas:
•             Palomar Medical Center Poway – Knee and Hip Replacement 2013-2018
•             Palomar Medical Center Escondido – Spine Surgery 2013-2018
•             Palomar Medical Center Escondido – Knee and Hip Replacement 2013-2016
The Aetna Institutes of Quality awarded Palomar Medical Center Escondido with the Quality distinction for orthopedic and spine surgery for 2013 – 2018.
The Women’s Choice Awards selected Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Poway as a 2019 America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics. The hospital earned the award based on its patient satisfaction (HCAHPS) scores.