Specialty Hospitals: The Best and the Brightest

Specialty Hospitals: The Best and the Brightest


With just over 100 designated “Specialty Hospitals” in the United States, the pressure is on to not only stand out amongst your peers, but also alongside hundreds of other “General Hospitals” that may have strong specialty departments. While the debate of Specialty vs. General is still going strong, one thing is for sure: In the decade that Special Hospitals have come about, they have proven themselves to offer equal, or better, care than their General counterparts.

h4. Women’s Health

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women


Location: San Diego, CA

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women is one of only 17 free-standing women’s hospitals in the nation. Each year, Sharp Mary Birch delivers over 8,000 babies. With the number of satisfied patients, its no wonder Sharp Mary Birch was the 2007 winner of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Sharp Mary Birch also received a Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.

Along with world-class care, Sharp Mary Birch also offers many classes including continuing education courses, and senior education programs. And, for the tenth consecutive year, Sharp Mary Birch has been named the “Most Wired” hospital in America.

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