Doctors Community Hospital Recognized for Its High Performance and Quality Care

Lanham, Maryland − Doctors Community Hospital has been recognized by two renowned organizations.  In U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 ratings, it ranked the hospital as a high performing facility for heart failure.  Additionally, the hospital earned a four-year primary stroke center designation from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). 

U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.  Among those conditions was heart failure.  Its methodology for rating the hospital as high performing in heart failure included the review of risk-adjusted survival, discharges home, volumes, blood clot prevention, noninvasive breathing aids and other care-related indicators.

Doctors Community Hospital launched a Congestive Heart Failure Clinic in 2014 to address this major health issue.  Given the challenges that some people have managing this complex disease, there was an increased likelihood of related health crises requiring frequent and costly emergency department care.   “Our Congestive Heart Failure Clinic helps patients gain the skills, resources and education they need.  We provide pharmacy, nutrition, physical therapy, cardiology, social work, home health and hospice care professionals who work together to optimize the short- and long-term outcomes of patients,” noted Dr. Sunil Madan, chief medical and population health officer at Doctors Community Hospital.  “We are honored that this commitment to providing holistic care is helping people improve their health and quality of life.”

Moreover, the hospital recently earned a four-year designation as a primary stroke center by MIEMSS. To earn this designation, the hospital underwent an extensive evaluation that included demonstrating how its team complied with national quality and clinical excellence standards for stroke care.  The effective and consistent use of such guidelines can save lives while reducing the rate of long-term complications such as paralysis.  

Dr. Patricia Christensen, vice president of nursing and patient care services at Doctors Community Hospital, stated, “Stroke is a disease that has touched the lives of many people throughout our community.  Since time loss is brain loss, it is important that people have convenient access to high-quality and evidence-based care.  Now, area residents can get that level of stroke care right here at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.”  She noted that this achievement was earned by the collective efforts of a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, emergency physicians and nurses. 

“Providing high-quality, comprehensive and compassionate medical care is at the heart of everything that we do.  I am proud of each of our dedicated employees for continuing to make our hospital a reliable and award-winning healthcare provider,” stated Phil Down, president, Doctors Community Hospital.

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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 and comprehensive health care to residents of Prince George's County and the region since 1975.

 

A 212 available bed facility, Doctors Community Hospital has a wide range of specialty programs and services:

 

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