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2012
Released: December 14, 2012


Gene E. Green, M.D., has been appointed president of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). He will succeed Brian Gragnolati, who will now transition full time into his role of senior vice president for the Johns Hopkins Health System, where he oversees the Community Division, which includes Suburban, Sibley Memorial and Howard County General hospitals.

Released: November 1, 2012


Suburban Hospital in Bethesda was one of only four hospitals in the greater Washington, DC region to receive top ratings for inpatient care and simple and complex emergency care from Washington Consumers’ CHECKBOOK. The ratings were based on patient and physician feedback as well as clinical data including risk-adjusted mortality and how often the hospital followed evidence-based treatment criteria for specific clinical conditions.

Released: October 23, 2012


The NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital continues to meet and exceed quality standards for cardiac surgery, as measured by a national database.

Released: September 24, 2012


Suburban Hospital was recently awarded the Maryland Hospital Association’s prestigious CLABSI award for increasing patient safety by reducing the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).

Released: September 21, 2012


Suburban Hospital has been named Washington Business Journal’s “Healthiest Workplace” for companies with 1,000 to 4,999 employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Released: September 20, 2012


Suburban Hospital is sponsoring a series of community flu shot clinics during October 2012. No appointment is necessary at these clinics.

Released: June 26, 2012


Cecil Calliste of Silver Spring, lead anesthesia technician at Suburban Hospital, recently received the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the Suburban Hospital Medical Staff for his volunteer service in the community.

Released: June 4, 2012


Suburban Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement specialty center by United Health, This recognition is based on an assessment of best practices that measures criteria such as the number of total joint procedures per year, readmission rates for each procedure and inpatient mortality. The Joint Center earned “Two Stars” in its quality assessment and a “Higher Efficiency” rating for cost efficiency.

Released: May 31, 2012


Suburban Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical issues.

Released: May 22, 2012


The Suburban Hospital Sleep Disorders Center has been granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Released: April 23, 2012


Inpatient care at Suburban has been ranked in the top five among 30 Washington, D.C.-region acute care hospitals in a recent report by the Washington Consumers' Checkbook, a publication of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for the Study of Services.

Released: April 10, 2012


On April 20, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, together with Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital, members of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will convene 200 health care practitioners, professional and family caregivers for a thought-provoking symposium, "Transitions in Care: Perspectives for Clinicians and Caregivers," at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.

Released: February 27, 2012


The Suburban Hospital Breast Center has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.   Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Released: February 1, 2012


June Marlin Falb has been named Vice President of Development for Suburban Hospital. 

Released: January 9, 2012


Readers of Bethesda Magazine recently voted the Suburban Hospital Emergency Department to be the “Best” in the area.