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Awards & Accreditations

Hospital accreditation is a way for healthcare organizations to assess their performance compared to established standards of care. Accreditations are earned through objective assessments from independent organizations or professional associations. Evidence-based medical practices, national standards, quality assurance, medical ethics, and safety all play key roles in the accreditation process.

Accreditation data also serves as a “report card” for hospitals, acknowledging areas of excellence and highlighting areas that need improvement. In keeping with our commitment to serving Ventura community with the highest quality of care, we pursue awards and certifications that require rigorous adherence to the highest standards.

Healthgrades Outstanding Patient ExperienceHealthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience & 5-Star Awards

Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura has earned the 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades for the second consecutive year, placing it among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience. Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura also received six 5-Star awards from Healthgrades in the areas of heart failure (cardiac care), cranial neurosurgery, stroke treatment (neurosciences), treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD, pulmonary), gastrointestinal bleeding (gastrointestinal care), and respiratory failure (critical care).

Read more about our Healthgrades awards.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
5-Star Designation

Cms 5 Star BadgeCommunity Memorial Hospital – Ventura earned 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2023. It is the only hospital in Ventura County to receive a 5-Star designation which places it in the top 15% of hospitals in the nation.

The CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating system summarizes 47 different measures in five quality- of-healthcare categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. Hospitals are then assigned a single star rating based on their combined performance in each category.

Read more about this prestigious 5-Star award.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
5-Star Designation

Cms 5 Star Badge

Community Memorial Continuing Care Center, located on the campus of Community Memorial Hospital – Ojai, has earned a five-star rating, the highest ranking possible, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Continuing Care Center is the only skilled nursing facility in the Ojai Valley to receive this prestigious designation.

The CMS Care Compare Quality Rating System was developed to help patients, caregivers, and family members easily compare skilled nursing facilities, identify areas to ask more about, and ultimately find the best fit for themselves or their loved one. It summarizes long and short stay measures in categories such as percentage of residents experiencing falls, percentage of residents whose needs for help with daily activities increases, number of hospitalization days, number of emergency department visits, re-hospitalizations after discharge, and rate of successful returns to home or community.

Read more about this 5-Star award.

Hospital Accreditations

Det Norske Veritas, Inc. (DNV)

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DNV accreditation addresses regulatory requirements for hospitals, such as US Government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and provides guidance and best practices for delivering patient-centered care.

  • Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura

    • DNV Accredited, Acute Care Hospital

  • Community Memorial Hospital – Ojai

    • DNV Accredited, Critical Access Hospital

Blue Distinction Designations

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction program recognizes only the highest quality providers and doctors. Hospitals that meet rigid standards for high-quality, effective, cost-efficient specialty care earn the coveted Blue Distinction Centers designation. Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura, has earned Blue Distinction Designation for the programs listed below:

Designated Baby-Friendly Birth Facility (2019 – 2023)

This designation recognizes that a maternity facility has successfully implemented the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as stipulated by the World Health Organization and Baby-Friendly USA.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award (2021-2023)

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) & the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
This award is given to organizations that employ professionals who hold the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and provide a lactation program for breastfeeding families, among other requirements that promote top breastfeeding care. Learn More.

Maternity Care Honor Roll

California Hospital Compare

Community Memorial Hospital Ventura is one of only 108 hospitals in California to be recognized on the 2022 Maternity Honor Roll for meeting or surpassing the statewide target aimed at reducing births via C-section in first-time patients with low-risk pregnancies.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center Accreditation

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

This accreditation signifies that our bariatric surgery program meets nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards.

Pharmacy Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Health CareAccreditation Commission for Health Care
This accreditation certifies that our pharmacy consistently meets high standards for providing comprehensive, high-quality care to patients who take complex, specialty medications. This accreditation is a voluntary process in which pharmacies must demonstrate their ability to meet rigorous guidelines in patient management, drug quality management, and regulatory compliance, as well as their dedication to delivering safe, effective, and coordinated care to patients who take specialty medications for chronic and/or life-threatening diseases. Click here to learn more!

Cancer Care Accreditation (2021 – 2024)

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Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
Issued by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer accreditation recognizes a cancer care program for all-around excellence in comprehensive patient-centered cancer care through a multidisciplinary team-approach. Learn more.

Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center


American College of Radiology (ACR)
This designation, which requires our participation in the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry, certifies that our Lung Cancer Screening program meets the ACR’s requirements for technology and for the training and experience of our personnel.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Designated Facility


American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
This certification signifies that our cardiovascular and pulmonary facilities and program adhere to AACVPR standards and guidelines.

Primary Stroke Center

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Det Norske Veritas, Inc. (DNV)
Designation as a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) means we have the necessary staffing, infrastructure and programs to stabilize and treat most emergent stroke patients. We are able to provide treatment for a broad range of stroke conditions, administer some acute therapies, and admit patients to a designated stroke unit or to beds, specifically assigned for stroke care.

Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll


American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
GWTG awards recognize hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Achievement Measures. The measures relate to speed and quality of treatment.

American Heart Association & American Diabetes Association
This designation recognizes that Community Memorial patients with type 2 diabetes receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized with cardiovascular disease or stroke.

California Department of Public Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Program – Silver (2021 – 2023)

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Honor Roll badge

The California Department of Public Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Honor Roll recognizes top performing antimicrobial stewardship programs in California. The goals of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Honor Roll are to promote optimal use of antimicrobials, prevent emergence of antimicrobial resistance and C. difficile infections, and to showcase California healthcare facility antimicrobial stewardship programs that not only follow national guidelines, but also demonstrate outcomes and engage their local healthcare community.

Diabetes Education Program (DEAP) Accreditation (2022 – 2026)

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Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
The Community Memorial Health Centers Diabetes Education program (DEAP) is accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). This accreditation represents a high level of quality and service to the community, and the ability to better meet the needs of Medicare recipients and others affected by diabetes. Diabetes education services utilize a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes work with a diabetes educator to receive individualized care to help them reach their health goals.

Imaging Accreditations


American College of Radiology (ACR)
ACR Accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging.


ACR accreditation means that our Nuclear Medicine program has met the highest standards for quality and safety, our staff and physicians meet qualification standards to perform your procedure and interpret your results, and our program undergoes regular, rigorous evaluation.

Laboratory Accreditation

College of American Pathologists
This accreditation recognizes our laboratory for patient care, safety, and accuracy of test results.

Blood Bank Accreditation

AABB - American Association of Blood Banks
This accreditation recognizes Community Memorial Healthcare for safety, quality, and excellence in transfusion services.

Opioid Care Honor Roll

California Hospital Compare
This designation indicates that our program offers increased access to addiction treatment for hospitalized patients and is working toward a reduction in opioid-related deaths.

On-site Laundry Healthcare Certification

Hygienically Clean
Verifications from Hygienically Clean use laundry plant inspection and third-party biological testing to verify an organization’s commitment to cleanliness and best management practices for producing safe linens. Learn More.

International Standardization Organization (ISO) 9001-2015 Certified

ISO Quality Services LTD
ISO 9001:2015 for healthcare and community service providers is designed to ensure standardized quality and safety levels across all levels of an organization.