FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Relations Manager
Baltimore, MD — (March 14, 2011) — For the fifth consecutive year, Union Memorial Hospital was awarded the Delmarva Foundation’s 2011 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement, becoming the only hospital in Maryland to achieve such a feat in the award’s 11 year history.
The award recognizes individual hospital performance improvement in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, surgical care and pneumonia. Hospitals must meet or exceed 17 required measures, such as giving aspirin to patients upon admission for AMI, and sustain the performance for at least three consecutive quarters.
Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. is the Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland and the excellence award is considered one of the strongest state-level quality award programs.
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization that owns and operates nine major hospitals and other healthcare services in the Baltimore/Washington region. The hospitals, which include both teaching and community facilities, are Franklin Square Hospital Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Montgomery General Hospital in Olny, and St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Mary’s, Maryland, and Georgetown University Hospital, National Rehabilitation Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia.
As one of the largest employers in the region with more than 26,000 employees and over