Arizona Department of Health Services

Sage Memorial Hospital is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a Rural General Hospital.  Sage is the only Native American hospital to be licensed by the AZDH and hold Accreditation by The Joint Commission.

License expiration: September 30, 2019

The Joint Commission

Sage Memorial Hospital is Accredited by The Joint Commission. “The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.”

Last full-survey date: July 22, 2016

American Hospital Association

In June 2012, Sage Memorial Hospital was awarded “Best in Class in the area of Diversity in Leadership and Governance” by the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, American Hospital Association.

This award was presented to 2 out of 900 organizations for leadership to address health disparities and improve diversity and governance. For more information, see this article by the Institute for Diversity.

“Your hard work and dedication services as a model to other hospitals and health care systems in their efforts.” – Rick Umbdenstock, President and CEO, American Hospital Association

Vice Admiral Dr. Regina M. Benjamin (US Surgeon General)
Sage CEO Ahmad R. Razaghi, and Board Members

Department of Health and Human Services

In March 2010, Sage’s Chief Executive Officer Ahmad R. Razaghi was awarded the Managerial Excellence Award on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services by Vice Admiral Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General.

“For leadership, successes, and improvements which equate to improved and enhanced care”

The award was sponsored by the National Council of Chief Executive Officers.

In November 2015 and November 2016, The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics recognized Sage Memorial Hospital for Overall Excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement.” – Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics