Quality Achievements

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—recognizes hospitals based on patient safety, patient mortality and physician survey data. Doctors Community Hospital was honored as one of the “best regional hospitals” in the Washington metropolitan area for nephrology. Also, we were ranked among the top hospitals in Maryland.
  • Delmarva 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.
  • The Joint Commission 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.
  • Press Ganey 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.

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.