MedStar Harbor Hospital News
MedStar Harbor Hospital Awarded Quality Excellence Award
Maryland’s Only Seven-Time Winner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE—MedStar Harbor Hospital has been awarded the Quality Excellence Award from the Delmarva Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit health care quality improvement organization. MedStar Harbor has earned the award seven times (2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012), more than any other hospital in the Delmarva area, including Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Delaware.
The Quality Excellence Award recognizes individual hospital performance improvement in the four national inpatient clinical areas – Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Surgical Care Improvement and Pneumonia. To receive the award, hospitals must meet or exceed the following criteria and requirements:
• Improved individual performance measure rate to 90 percent or above on the 11 required measures.
• Sustained the improvement for at least three consecutive quarters.
The Excellence Award directly reflects the quality of care delivered to patients. Receiving this award for the seventh time is a reflection of how MedStar Harbor continues to set higher standards for delivering quality, expert care.
For more information about the award, visit medstarharbor.org/excellenceaward.
For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012
With more than 500 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and more than 1,500 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.
MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. medstarhealth.org