Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Awards and Recognition


The Joint Commission Accreditation

Joint Commission Golden Seal

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® in several specialty areas. The Gold Seal reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care and preparing patients and their caregivers for discharge.

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Patient Safety and Quality Ratings

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center staff and physicians follow The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as our framework for quality and safety. See how our hospital ranks in patient experience, home care quality, readmisions, infection prevention and other metrics as evaluated by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services based on patient surveys.

See our ratings

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center was awarded an "A" in the most recent round of hospital safety grades by the Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group evaluates hospital performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

Learn more about our safety grade

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Nursing Awards and Recognition

At Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, our nursing recognitions are as varied and diverse as the talented people on our nursing units.

Each spring, we celebrate the accomplishments of our dedicated staff by recognizing poster and podium presentations, national speakers, new degrees, promotions and advanced certifications. Peer-to-peer and unit-based distinctions abound in the form of Applause, a Johns Hopkins Medicine rewards program, Patient Safety Stars from the Armstrong Institute, and other internal or external awards.

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American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Awards

Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a high commitment to following guidelines that improve patient outcomes.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Designations

  • Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award
  • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Bronze Award
  • Get With The Guidelines® -- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

Learn more about AHA Awards Visit our Stroke Center

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CHIME's Healthcare's Most Wired Designation

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) conducts an annual survey to award the Most Wired designation to healthcare organizations that exemplify best practices through adoption, implementation and use of information technology to elevate the health and care of communities they serve.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is designated as Level 9. Organizations at this level are often leaders in healthcare technology who actively push the industry forward.

View the Most Wired survey results

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McCarthy Award

The McCarthy Award is the highest acknowledgement by the Board of Trustees, awarded to employees with service records of distinction. Each year, the Board of Trustees presents the McCarthy Award in recognition of William McCarthy, a founding trustee, and our second Board of Trustees Chair.