Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Awards


SNMH Receives an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has once again been awarded an "A" Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, a respected national nonprofit watchdog. This recognition, based on rigorous assessments of over 30 measures, highlights our continuous commitment to patient safety and quality care. With this being our second consecutive "A" rating, it underscores the dedication of our exceptional physicians and staff.


SNMHF Top Rural Hospital Award

In December 2023, staff and community members gathered to celebrate the SNMH award from Leapfrog as a Top Rural Hospital. We are one of only 15 rural hospitals in the country to earn this honor. In addition, we are the only hospital in the state of California to receive this award in 2023. 

The highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are recognized annually with the prestigious Leapfrog Top Hospital award. Top Hospitals have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality on maternity care and lower infection rates, among other laudable qualities.

It is in part due to your unwavering dedication and support over the years that we have been able to achieve this incredible honor. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring we have access to high quality healthcare in Western Nevada County. 



SNMH Receives the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has been honored with The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award! This prestigious recognition celebrates our steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability and our ongoing efforts to make a positive impact on our planet.

From implementing innovative waste reduction initiatives to conserving energy, we're dedicated to creating a healthier, greener future for our community. Additionally, we're proud to announce that we've made significant progress in mercury elimination, furthering our mission to provide safe and sustainable healthcare.



SNMH at the top of the Opioid Care Honor Roll

We are thrilled to share that Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has once again been recognized for our commitment to excellence in opioid care. For the second consecutive year, we have received the prestigious Sustained Improvement award from the 2024 Opioid Care Honor Roll Program by Cal Hospital Compare!

This honor highlights our continued dedication to implementing advanced and innovative opioid stewardship and harm reduction strategies across multiple service lines. By consistently achieving the highest level of performance, we are actively addressing stigma among our physicians and staff, ensuring that our community receives the best possible care.

Moreover, we have embedded opioid stewardship resources and workflows across all our service lines, guaranteeing that preventative care and treatment remain accessible to everyone in our community for years to come.