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.

Guardian of Excellence Award

The Guardian of Excellence Award in 2017NorthBay Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has been named a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in the category of the patient experience. Learn more about this award here.

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Accreditation Commission for Health CareNorthBay Healthcare is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of national standards. By choosing a healthcare provider that has achieved ACHC accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the highest quality of care.

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.

ANCC Accredits NorthBay

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ANCC Accredits NorthBay as a “Magnet” organization, the highest recognition for quality nursing care, in 2019


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

American College of Cardiology - Chest Pain Center

awards-chest-pain-centerNorthBay 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 American College of Cardiology (formerly the Society of Cardiovascular patient care). 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.

Chest Pain - MI Registry®

2019 NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry, Gold Performance Achievement AwardFor more than a decade, the Chest Pain - MI Registry® (formerly the ACTION Registry®)has been the single, most trusted source for outcomes-based, continuous quality improvement focusing exclusively on high-risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients. It remains the go-to registry for hospitals and health systems applying American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) clinical guideline recommendations.

NorthBay Medical Center consistently followed the treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this award. For more information about the Chest Pain - MI Registry®, 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

Newsweek: Best Maternity Hospitals 2020


Newsweek Magazine names NorthBay Medical Center one of the nation’s Best Maternity Hospitals

Learn more about this here.



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 Diabetes Education (AADE)

American Association of Diabetes Education logoAADE is one of two organizations that accredit diabetes education programs. Being a member with AADED means our diabetes self-management education has met vigorous criteria set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and allows it to be covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans.

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 Four Partner

4 star We Honor Veterans logoNorthBay Healthcare is recognized as a We Honor Veterans (WHV) Level Four Partner for our commitment in ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. As a Level Four partner we provide Veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, identify patients with military experience and build organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans.

California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) - Member

Logo for California Association for Health Services at Home. NorthBay Healthcare is recognized as a CAHSAH member. CAHSAH is a nonprofit association representing California's home care providers. Established in 1966, CAHSAH is one of the oldest and largest state home care associations with a long tradition of service dedicated to promoting quality home care and enhancing the effectiveness of the home care industry.

Get with the Guidelines, Gold Plus - American Heart Association

Get with the guidelines Gold Plus accreditation. Click this image to learn more about this award. Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. Since its initiation in 2003, numerous published studies demonstrate the program's success in achieving measurable patient outcome improvements. NorthBay's Silver Plus award is proof of our hospital's consistent compliance with Quality Measures embedded within the Patient Management Tool. Learn more about this award here.

Center of Urolift Excellence

Logo for the Urolift Center of Excellence This designation recognizes Dr. Khaira for his commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from urinary tract symptoms and his achievement of a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System.

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Logo for the American College of Radiology stating our diagnostic imaging services are accredited. NorthBay Healthcare's Diagnostic Imaging service and Women's Diagnostic Imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in MRI for: breast, head, spine, body, musculoskeletal, and MR angiography; Computed Tomography for: adult and pediatric head/neck, chest and abdomen; Mammography (including 3D Tomosynthesis), Stereotactic Biopsy (including 3D biopsy), PET (Oncology), Breast Ultrasound, and Ultrasound-guided Breast Biopsy. Our diagnostic imaging services are also recognized by the ACR as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and a designated center for Low-Dose CT scans for lung cancer screening.

Target: BP - 2019 Recognition

Target: BP Gold logo. Launched in 2015, Target: BP is a national initiative between the AHA and AMA aimed at addressing the growing burden of high blood pressure in the United States. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve blood pressure control rates through use of the AMA’s evidence-based M.A.P. quality improvement program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control. NorthBay received Stroke association award 5 years in a row (4 gold, 1 silver). Learn more about this award here.

“CNOR Strong” designation

NorthBay’s Perioperative Services earned “CNOR Strong” designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute
NorthBay’s Perioperative Services earned “CNOR Strong” designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute


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