Quality and Recognition
Quality is the cornerstone of UM BWMC. Over the past few years, the hospital has received several recognition and awards including:
- Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care’s 2012 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement
- American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, which recognizes UM BWMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients
- U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals for neurology/neurosurgery (ranked 43rd)and digestive disorders (ranked 23rd) Ranking in the top five percent for clinical quality by the independent health care rating organization HealthGrades
- The Aiello Breast Center at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center was recognized with HealthStream’s “Excellence Through Insight” award for Overall Clinic Satisfaction for Medical. To qualify, a clinic must consistently score in the 75th percentile or higher and show that it exceeds industry standards. The Aiello Breast Center received the highest ratings in medical clinic satisfaction from among HealthStream’s clients – and to be exact, the center is consistently in the 99th percentile.
- The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) recognized University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center with the Get With The Guidelines Silver Performance Award for having reached an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the AHA/ASA for 12 consecutive months (July 2011 through June of 2012).
- UM BWMC was one of seven Maryland hospitals awarded the Medal of Honor by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland for substantially increasing the number of donors at each respective hospital. The Medal of Honor Award is one element of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice designed to maximize the number of organ donors and increase the number of organs transplanted per donor.