Awards and Achievements

Commitment to Quality

Within a patient-centered environment, we are focused on continuously elevating our high standards of quality. In fact, some of our quality scores are higher than state, regional and national indicators— even outperforming those of many Magnet® hospitals.

Accredited by the Joint Commission—the gold standard for assessing the quality of patient care— our commitment to service excellence earned us the following prestigious honors:

 

U.S. News & World Report – We were ranked as a high performing hospital for heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  According to its website, U.S. News’ analysis of hospitals included data from 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions.  Scores were based on a variety of factors such as patient safety and nurse staffing.  Also, hospitals were ranked nationally in specialties as well as regionally in states and major metropolitan areas. 

 

The Joint Commission's Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – recognizes hospital for their exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Of the 3,343 eligible hospitals submitting accountability measure data to The Joint Commission, Doctors Community Hospital was one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2012 to earn the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. It was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

The Joint Commission's Top Performer on Key Quality Measures—Our hospital is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction as a 2013 Top Performer. Also, it is the second consecutive year that we’ve been recognized as a Top Performer – one of only 712 hospitals to achieve this distinction for the past two consecutive years.  

Delmarva Foundation's Excellence Award for Quality—honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive this award, hospitals must meet specific performance improvement criteria on 18 measures in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, surgical care improvement and pneumonia.

Press Ganey's Top Improver Award—recognizes clients that have shown continuous improvement during the previous two years. Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 healthcare facilities and our hospital was one of only 12 clients to receive this honor.

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award - recognizes hospitals for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get with the Guidelines Stroke Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12 month intervals to improve quality of patient care and outcomes for stroke patients. Also, it is the third consecutive year that we've been recognized.

Metropolitan Medical Specialists (MMS) was recognized in the Gazette newspaper’s “Best of Prince George’s County” edition. As written in this newspaper, readers nominated their favorite county businesses, and it received thousands of overall entries.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has earned certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). It is the only peer-reviewed accreditation that recognizes cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation leaders who offer enhanced standards of care. This prestigious recognition further demonstrates our dedication to providing high-quality medical care to the community.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Our Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). According to the AASM, this accreditation reflects a commitment to ensuring that sleep disorder patients receive the highest quality of care. The continued quality of its requirements has made AASM center accreditation the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities.

 

Also, we were ranked #1 for quality by Prince George’s County residents in a University of Maryland School of Public Health survey.1

 

1 University of Maryland School of Public Health. “Transforming Health in Prince George’s County, Maryland: A Public Health Impact Study.” July 2012.