Doctors Community Hospital Designated as High Performing by U.S. News and World Report

Friday, October 7, 2016

Lanham, MD – In its 2016/2017 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Doctors Community Hospital as a high performing hospital for heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Yearly, U.S. News & World Report gathers nationwide hospital data, measuring the number of patients treated and comparing outcomes to rank hospitals throughout the country. Its 2016/2017 rankings acknowledged Doctors Community Hospital for performing above the national average in the treatment of heart failure and COPD.

"We have been committed to making sure that our patients get the right care, at the right time and in the right place for more than 40 years. This honor recognizes our dedication to making Prince George's County a healthier community," said Philip Down, president of Doctors Community Hospital.

In Prince George's County, chronic diseases like heart failure and COPD are among the leading causes of death.[1] In fact, about one out of every four deaths in the county is caused by heart disease.[2]   “These are complex conditions, and we need to help people manage them more effectively," shared Dr. Sunil Madan, chief medical officer and chief population health officer at Doctors Community Hospital. Nationwide, these types of health issues result in about 75 percent of yearly healthcare funds being used to treat chronic diseases.[3]

"Our goal at Doctors Community Hospital is to help people better understand and optimally manage chronic conditions. One example is our specialized Heart Failure Clinic.  Our team educates people about healthy lifestyles while providing high-quality and comprehensive services: nutrition education, physical therapy, medical care and social work," explained Madan. "Supporting the long-term health of people can significantly improve their wellbeing and reduce avoidable hospitalizations – keeping more community members healthy and reducing healthcare costs."

Down continued, “From our recognition by U.S. News & World Report to being designated as a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System, we are honored to continue our tradition of providing exceptional and lifesaving health care to area residents.”

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Doctors Community Hospital is a premier medical and surgical hospital located in Lanham, Maryland.   With a mission of being dedicated to passionately caring for the health of patients and the community, the hospital has provided high-quality as well as comprehensive health care to residents of Prince George's County and the region for 40 years.

A non-profit and 190-licensed bed facility, Doctors Community Hospital has a wide range of specialty programs and services. 

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For more information, please visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).

[1] http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9590, Prince George's County Health Report, 2014

[2] http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9590, Prince George's County Health Report, 2014

[3] http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9590, Prince George's County Health Report, 2014