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Suburban Hospital Awards and Recognition

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U.S. News & World Report

Suburban Hospital was ranked among the best hospitals nationally in heart failure, COPD and orthopaedics for both knee and hip replacements, according to the U.S. News & World Report's '20-21 Best Hospital Rankings.

  • #7 in Maryland
  • #4 in Washington, D.C.
  • "High Performing" in Orthopedics

Learn more about U.S. News Rankings

Joint Commission Gold Seal

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 and Medicaid Services based on patient surveys.

See our ratings

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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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ANCC Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

The Magnet Recognition Program form 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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Excellence in Intensive Care and Emergency Care

  • Progressive Care Unit is a winner of the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Intensive Care Unit recognized with the AACN 2018 Bronze Beacon Award for Excellence
  • Emergency Department is a recipient of the 2018 Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association
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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

  • 2020 Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award
  • 2020 Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Gold Quality Achievement Award
  • 2020 Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award

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

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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


Other Awards and Certifications

  • Recognized by Gallup for “World Class” employee engagement (employee engagement at the 90th percentile of Gallup’s Company Level database).
  • Certified Cardiac Catheterization Program by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine Systems Services (MIEMSS).
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