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Awards & Recognitions

Adventist HealthCare, our hospitals, and entities are nationally accredited and have been recognized for excellence in healthcare.

National & State Recognitions

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

The Joint Commission has named Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013. The hospital is among 18 in Maryland to earn this national distinction for 2013 performance – and one of 12 state hospitals that demonstrated excellence in processes to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

The Joint Commission has named Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013. The hospital is among 18 in Maryland to earn this national distinction for 2013 performance – and one of 12 state hospitals that demonstrated excellence in processes to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.

The Maryland Performance Excellence Awards (MPEA) program has awarded Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center the Silver award. The MPEA program identifies, recognizes and highlights organizations with role model performance.

Joint Commission Accreditation

Accreditation by The Joint Commission means we have met the high standards set by a national organization that keeps patient safety and quality of care issues at the forefront. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is a symbol of quality recognized across the nation that an organization is committed to meeting certain performance standards.

Adventist HealthCare’s Joint Commission accredited hospitals are:

Additional Awards & Recognitions by Topic

Cancer Care

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Commission on CancerThe Cancer programs at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital are accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). They are among only 30% of U.S. hospitals to be accredited with commendation.

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is an Accredited Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program with Commendation at the Silver level, obtaining commendation in six out of seven categories.

The Adventist HealthCare Aquilino Cancer Center is an Accredited Radiation Oncology Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology and Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation. The Center is among only 15 percent of radiation oncology centers to hold this accreditation.

Shady Grove Medical Center’s Nuclear Medicine Services received the Gold Seal of Accreditation in computed tomography (CT), or CAT scanning, by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The accreditation is given to facilities that provide the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital is an Accredited Cancer Program with Commendation. This distinction signifies the quality care provided to patients in the cancer program.

Cardiac Care

Accredited Chest Pain Centers with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital, a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, a Cycle III Chest Pain Center with PCI, have been recognized by the national Society of Cardiosvascular Patient Care as exceeding rigid standards for care procedures in the treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.

American College of Cardiology Foundation

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital are among a select few hospitals in the country to be recognized for providing the highest quality care to heart attack patients by the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry - Get With the Guidelines. Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center each received the 2015 Platinum Performance Achievement Award. Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center earned the 2014 Gold Performance Achievement Award for the fifth straight year.

American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation Center at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital are certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services and Systems (MIEMSS)

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospitals are designated cardiac interventional centers by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services and Systems (MIEMSS). The designation is awarded to hospitals that demonstrate the delivery of quality care in their interventional heart programs.

Additional Cardiac Distinctions for Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

  • Three-Star, Highest Rating for quality heart surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Designated a Center for Excellence for carotid stenting, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Accredited echocardiography laboratory, The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
  • American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Performance Achievement Award
  • First Transradial Catheterization Training Center in Maryland for physicians from around the country to learn from Washington Adventist cardiologists how to perform this innovative, interventional heart procedure.

Additional Cardiac Distinctions for Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

  • American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Performance Achievement Award
  • National Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Cycle III Chest Pain Center with PCI

Maternal & Child Health

Baby-Friendly Designation

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is the first and only Baby-Friendly facility in Maryland. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), through the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a global program that encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding.

Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Neonatal Collaborative

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center’s NICU and Labor & Delivery units earned the Gold Medal award from the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Neonatal Collaborative, for the quality care the hospital provides to critically ill newborns.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Care Award

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is the first hospital in Maryland to receive the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Care Award. The international award recognizes the exceptional education and support the hospital’s clinical team provides to breastfeeding families.

Rehabilitation

Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation is the first and only hospital in a five-state area to obtain accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for care of hospitalized patients in four specialty areas - brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and amputation.

Stroke Care

Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services and Systems (MIEMSS)

Both Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospitals have achieved designation as Primary Stroke Center by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services and Systems (MIEMSS). The designation is awarded to hospitals that demonstrate the delivery of quality care in their stroke programs.

American Heart Association (AHA) Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke: Honor Roll Elite Plus

American Heart Association (AHA) Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement AwardAdventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital have received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke: Honor Roll Elite Plus from the American Heart Association (AHA) for their expert, high quality stroke care.

The Gold Plus Quality Achievement recognizes each hospital for reaching an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the AHA/American Stroke Association for 12 consecutive months.

AHA’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus honors both hospitals for having door-to-needle times of 60 minutes or less in at least 75 percent of stroke patients and 45 minutes or less in at least 50 percent of stroke patients. This is the time between when a patient arrives at the hospital and when they receive anti-clotting medication. Providing this medication quickly can reduce long-term damage and increase the chances of a full recovery.

Surgical Services & Wound Care

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center.

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for joint replacement of hips and knees, recognizing the hospital’s dedication to exceeding the highest quality and patient care standards.

Center of Excellence

The Wound Care Center at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital is recognized as a Center of Excellence by Healogics, Inc., the world’s leading wound care management company, making it the only wound care center in the D.C. metropolitan region within the Healogics network to be recognized with this national award.

Vascular Care

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center’s Vascular Laboratory has achieved accreditations by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) for its noninvasive vascular testing in the areas of carotid ultrasound and venous ultrasound. These accreditations recognize Shady Grove’s delivery of quality care and testing to vascular patients.

Business Practices

Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) Management Service Organization (MSO) State Designation

ACES (Ambulatory Care Electronic Health Records Solution) offers EHR implementation and expert guidance to affiliated physicians of Adventist HealthCare, which includes Shady Grove Adventist and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospitals.

ACES has been awarded the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) Management Service Organization (MSO) State Designation. It has also achieved full accreditation with the Management Service Organization Accreditation Program (MSOAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

The MHCC designation recognizes ACES’ national accreditation as an MSO. The designation also means that ACES has met a number of national and state standards intended to ensure high-quality business operations, and the existence of sound privacy and security policies.

As an EHNAC MSOAP-accredited organization, ACES was evaluated in the areas of privacy and security, technical performance, business practices and organizational resources.

Patient Care & Experience

Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The Cardiac and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital has been awarded the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), making it the only hospital in Montgomery County, and one of only six in Maryland, to receive this prestigious national recognition. This three-year award marks a significant achievement in providing exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment.

Workplace Excellence

Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE)

Adventist HealthCare and its affiliate, Adventist HealthCare LifeWork Strategies, each received the 2013 Workplace Excellence Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence. The awards honor organizations across the country that display an outstanding commitment to promoting professional fulfillment and personal wellness for their employees in the workplace, at home and within the community. Adventist HealthCare LifeWork Strategies, which provides health and wellness services to the business community, was also honored with the 2013 Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award.

Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The Cardiac and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital has been awarded the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), making it the only hospital in Montgomery County, and one of only six in Maryland, to receive this prestigious national recognition. This three-year award marks a significant achievement in providing a healthy work environment and exceptional patient care.

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