Suburban Hospital Awards and Recognition

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ANCC Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

The Magnet Recognition Program from the American Nurses Credentialing Center designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes.

Nursing Excellence: It's Who We Are

Learn more about the Magnet Recognition Program See other nursing awards at Suburban

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The Joint Commission Accreditation

Suburban Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned the 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

Suburban Hospital 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, readmissions, infection prevention and other metrics as evaluated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services based on patient surveys.

See our ratings

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Excellence in Intensive Care and Emergency Care

  • Intensive Care Unit recognized with the AACN 2018 Bronze Beacon Award for Excellence
  • Emergency Department is a recipient of the 2018-2020 and 2021-2023 Emergency Nurses Association's Lantern Award
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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.

Suburban Hospital Designations

  • 2022 Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award
  • 2022 Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award

Learn more about the Get With The Guidelines® and Mission: Lifeline® Awards

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

The Leapfrog group evaluates hospital performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm among patients in their care.

Learn more about our safety grade

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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. Suburban Hospital is designated as Level 9. Organizations at this level have deployed technologies and strategies (e.g., population health/cost-of-care analytics, HIEs/integration engines, and patient portals) to help them analyze their data and are starting to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes.

View the Most Wired survey results

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Forum for Shared Governance Accreditation

Suburban Hospital is one of 30 hospitals nationally to receive accreditation from the Forum for Shared Governance for nursing excellence in 2021. This accreditation is awarded to hospitals that exemplify shared governance, an innovative management system that allows nurses to make bedside clinical decisions and act as empowered patient advocates. Shared governance has been associated with better professional, organizational and patient outcomes.

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LEED® Silver Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Suburban Hospital LEED® Silver certification for its 300,000 square foot campus expansion, which includes the hospital’s North Building and parking garage. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building. LEED certification ensures electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions and healthier environments where people live, work, learn, play and worship.


Other Designations and Certifications

  • 2020 and 2021 recipient of the Platinum Award – the highest level of award – from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Workplace Partnership for Life Program for fostering organ donation education and creating opportunities for individuals to sign up to save lives.
  • Level II trauma center and designated trauma center for Montgomery County, and one of only nine trauma centers in Maryland.
  • Certified Cardiac Catheterization Program by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine Systems Services (MIEMSS).
  • Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Primary Stroke Center Program by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine Systems Services (MIEMSS).