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About Our Accreditations and Awards


Professional accreditations and awards are important to NorthBay Healthcare.  The rigorous accreditation process allows us to compare our performance with healthcare organizations across the country and ensures you that our organization meets stringent professional standards.


Clinical Excellence


Magnet® Recognition

Magnet logoNorthBay Healthcare's hospitals in Vacaville and Fairfield have earned the coveted Magnet®Recognition. It means we're all about delivering the best patient experience possible. From safety and comfort to healing and innovations, you'll find the best care at NorthBay Healthcare.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commision Gold SealThe Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the commission has developed state-of-the-art, professionally based standards and evaluated the compliance of health care organizations against these benchmarks. Additional information may be obtained through their website at


Gold Seal

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

awards-chest-pain-center NorthBay Medical Center is the first and only accredited Chest Pain Center in Solano County, a designation it has held since 2009. In 2015, NorthBay Medical Center received full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (formerly the Society of Chest Pain Centers). The coveted three-year designation was awarded after a rigorous audit of emergency services and interviews with staff and Solano County Emergency Medical Service workers. Learn more about this reward here.

ACTION Registry®-GWTG™

2015 ACTION Registry-GWTG Performance Achievement Award NorthBay Medical Center consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2015 award. ACTION Registry-GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. For more information about ACTION Registry-GWTG, visit

American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer

Commission on Cancer logo. Click here to learn more about all the available services we have at our Cancer Center, services we refer out, and our annual case load. First  accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer in 1996, the NorthBay Cancer Center was the first non-military accredited cancer program in Solano County. The Commission on Cancer is a standard-setting organization established in 1922. It is dedicated to improving health care for people with cancer.  The approved programs submit cancer data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint project of the Commission and the American Cancer Society.

Ten areas of each cancer program are evaluated through the survey process of the Commission on Cancer:

  • Institutional and programmatic resources
  • Program management and administration
  • Clinical management
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Supportive and continuing care
  • Research
  • Quality management and improvement
  • Cancer data management
  • Public education, prevention and detection
  • Professional education and staff support

For further information, visit the Commission's website at

Baby-Friendly USA: The gold standard of care

baby friendlyNorthBay Medical Center is the first in Solano County to be designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital, meaning NorthBay has trained staff to educate, encourage and support patients in their breastfeeding experiences.

Learn more about what this means for you as a NorthBay patient here.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

ADA-edRecognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary RehabilitationNorthBay's Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Consequently, our program meets the gold standard for rehabilitative care as we adhere to the strict, excellent standards established and enforced by the AACVPR.

American College of Surgeons (ACoS) - Level II Trauma Verification

Level II Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. NorthBay's Medical Center is a verified Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons, assuring that critically injured patients receive the highest level of trauma care available outside a university medical center.

We Honor Veterans (WHV) - Level One Partner

We Honor Veterans logoNorthBay Healthcare is recognized as a We Honor Veterans (WHV) Level One Partner for our commitment in ensuring Veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. As a Level One partner we train our staff to focus on the unique needs, desires and treatment of our Veterans, and have integrated these needs into our organizational policies and procedures.