Doctors Community Hospital’s Four-Star Quality Rating Highest in Prince George’s County

Lanham, Maryland – Doctors Community Hospital earned a four-star quality rating from Hospital Compare. This rating was the highest among all hospitals in Prince George’s County.  Hospital Compare was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in collaboration with other organizations and federal agencies to help consumers make well-educated decisions about where to seek quality medical services and encourage providers to improve their delivery of care.
 

“We are honored to contribute to the health and well-being of the tens of thousands of residents who choose Doctors Community Hospital each year for great care. Our receiving CMS’ four-star rating was achieved because of our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who prioritize the care and comfort of our patients.” stated Phil Down, president, Doctors Community Hospital. “We are proud of this recognition that highlights our tradition of delivering quality medical and surgical services to the community.”
 

According to medicare.gov, “Health Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including over 130 Veteran Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country.” This online resource rates how well healthcare providers deliver the right patient care at the right time by assessing various key indicators: mortality rates, safety of care, readmission rates, patient experiences, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
 

A component of Doctors Community Hospital’s quality assurance strategy includes nurturing a culture of quality.  “We value accountability, transparency and collaboration at our hospital.  By continuously educating employees about their quality-related roles and sharing assessment data, we have developed an engaged culture that embraces the adoption of industry best practices.  At the same time, we welcome open communication that allows us to regularly identify improvement opportunities.” stated Dr. Sunil Madan, chief medical and population health officer. 
 

As mentioned by Down, “Our exceptional team passionately cares about the health and well-being of area residents.  They can continue to count on us to provide high-quality services that save lives and strengthen the community.”
 

Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County. At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. To complement the hospital’s high-quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills. Also, the hospital is a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. The system has experienced physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in:

  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Breast Health
  • Diabetes Care
  • Diabetes Education
  • Digestive Disease Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Imaging Services
  • Infusion Care
  • Orthopedic Services
  • Primary Care and Family Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Rehabilitation Program
  • Sleep Care
  • Surgical Services
  • Transitional Care
  • Wound Care

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