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Suburban Hospital Receives the 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement - 12/06/2013

Suburban Hospital Receives the 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement

Release Date: December 6, 2013
Delmarva Award
Dr. Gene Green (l) and members of Suburban's Quality department accept the 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award from Dr. Columbus Giles, Delmarva Foundation’s Chief Medical Officer (r).

Bethesda, Md., (December 6, 2013) – Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland, has awarded the 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement to Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The award honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award, the hospital must meet specific performance improvement criteria on 14 measures in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, surgical care improvement, and pneumonia.

“We are pleased to recognize Suburban Hospital with this award,” said Dr. Columbus Giles, Delmarva Foundation’s Chief Medical Officer. “Recipients of this award possess a strong commitment to excellence and to improving the quality of care for their patients. We commend their achievements and look forward to continuing our collaboration with them to improve the health of Maryland’s Medicare beneficiaries.”

“Of course it’s always nice to be recognized for your hard work and success, but it’s really our patients who benefit most from our staff’s dedication to high-quality care,” said Gene E. Green, M.D., president of Suburban Hospital. “We dedicate this award to them.”

About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and Northwest DC for more than 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with major health care organizations like the neighboring National Institutes of Health.

About Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. 
Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (DFMC) is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with DFMC to improve the quality of health care for Maryland’s 730,000 plus Medicare beneficiaries. DFMC, a subsidiary of Quality Health Strategies, has offices in Columbia, MD. and Easton, MD. For more information, visit mdqio.org.

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dschein8@jhmi.edu

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