U.S.News & World Report ranked BWMC as one of American's Best 50 Hospitals in the county for neurology/neurosurgery (43rd) and digestive disorders (43rd). BWMC was one of 174 hospitals that scored high enough to be ranked in 16 specialties. The rankings are based on reputation, death rate, patient safety, and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.
The Aiello Breast Center at BWMC receives national accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The center is one of only two statewide and 23 nationwide to receive the accreditation. The NAPBC, administered by the American College of Surgeons, is a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to improving the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with breast diseases. It began surveying breast programs for accreditation in September 2008. Also, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer recently re-approved Baltimore Washington Medical Center as a “Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program.” The approval, which lasts for three years, signifies the medical center has met or exceeded a standard set of requirements for multidisciplinary and quality cancer care.
HealthGrades, an independent healthcare rating organization, ranks BWMC in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical quality in a recent national study. The organization named BWMC a “2009 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence” after the study reviewed hospitals’ overall performance. BWMC was one of 270 community hospitals out of the 4,919 nationwide to receive the honor.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation awards BWMC with the NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2008. BWMC was one of only 93 hospitals nationwide and four in Maryland to receive the honor. The award recognizes BWMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that BWMC has reached an aggressive goal of treating coronary artery disease patients with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association.
BWMC is designated a “Spirit of Women Premier Hospital” based on an evaluation using the National Standards of Excellence in Women's Health. Pioneered by Spirit of Women and developed in cooperation with the Office of Women's Health and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), these performance standards measure clinical excellence in women's healthcare and community outreach. This designation shows BWMC’s commitment and understanding of the range and scope of health issues facing American women today.
The BWI Partnership, Inc. names BWMC the 2007 Employer of the Year for its award-winning contributions as a comprehensive health care provider and for its expanding presence throughout the Baltimore-Washington area.
The Maryland Institute for Emergency Services Systems designates Baltimore Washington Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center, allowing the medical center to provide life-saving treatment to patients who may have suffered a stroke.
BWMC is named one of Thomas Reuters Top Hospitals, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. BWMC was the only hospital in Maryland and the District of Columbia to receive this award. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance, efficiency and growth on patient volume.
BWMC ranks in the top 16 percent of 200 hospitals nationwide for its quality of care in five areas: pneumonia, total hip replacement, ischemic stroke, heart failure and medically managed myocardial infarction/heart attack. The ranking allows BWMC to receive the “CareScience Select Practive Customer Quality Leaders Award”—a quality award given by CareScience to member hospitals with outstanding care.