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HCGH Receives Prestigious Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement

HCGH excelled in national impatient clinical areas

December 6, 2013

Contact: Sharon L. Sopp, 410-740-7646


Delmarva Award
Receiving the Delmarva Excellence Award are HCGH's
president/CEO Vic Broccolino (far left), Judy Brown,
sr. vice president of Outcomes Management (second from
right) and Nicholas Koutrelakos, M.D., president of the
Professional Staff (center). The award is presented by
Columbus Giles, M.D., medical director of the Delmarva
Foundation (far right) and Christina Mister-Ward, quality
improvement consultant for the Delmarva Foundation
(second from left).

Columbia, MD – On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 2013 Delmarva Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation was presented to Howard County General Hospital, a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The prestigious award recognizes individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, surgical care improvement and pneumonia. 

About Howard County General Hospital

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 253 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care. The hospital has a professional staff of nearly 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing nearly 100 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,700 individuals and more than 380 volunteers.

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.