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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

U.S News & World Report

Washington Adventist and Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Centers are recognized in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of the best hospitals in the United States.

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as:

  • High performing in the following areas:
    • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
    • Gastroenterology
    • Geriatrics
    • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Number 1 hospital in Montgomery County
  • Top ten hospital in Washington, D.C. region

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as:

  • High performing in the following areas:
    • Geriatrics
    • Diabetes & Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Nephrology
  • Number 1 hospital in Montgomery County
  • Top ten hospital in Washington, D.C. region

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 CancerAdventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is among only 30% of U.S. hospitals to be accredited with commendation as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). This distinction signifies the quality care provided to patients in the cancer programs at each hospital.

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital is an Accredited Cancer Program with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Shady Grove’s Nuclear Medicine Services received a three-year term 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.

This ACR Gold Seal of Accreditation means the Nuclear Medicine department underwent a rigorous peer-review by board-certified physicians and expert medical physicists on image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Shady Grove’s Vascular Ultrasound Laboratory is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The Shady Grove Adventist Radiation Oncology Center at Rockville is also accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital is the first facility in the Washington Metropolitan area to be accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology, which has a goal to ensure the highest quality care for radiation therapy patients in addition to promoting the successful clinical practice of radiation oncology.

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 received the 2013 Silver Performance Achievement Award. Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center earned the 2013 Gold Performance Achievement Award for the fourth straight year.

American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation Center at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has been certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services and Systems (MIEMSS)

Both Shady Grove Adventist and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospitals have achieved designation as 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 Accreditations 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.

Maternal & Child Health

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.

Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Neonatal Collaborative

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center NICU 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.

Rehabilitation

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland 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

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

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 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 honors both hospitals for having door-to-needle times of 60 minutes or less in at least 50 percent of 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 a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation/American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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.

Consumer Reports

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital is ranked as one of the nine best surgical hospitals in Maryland by Consumer Reports, which looked at key measures including patient outcomes, such as avoiding infections, complications, readmissions and adverse events, patient experience data and hospital protocols.

Center of Distinction

The Wound Care Center at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital is recognized as a Center of Distinction 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 Adventist’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.

The Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award

Alena B. Agatep, RN, BSN, CCRN, of Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital was one of two nurses chosen nationally to win The Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award given through The Mended Hearts, Inc. Mended Hearts recognizes the dedication and heartfelt support that nurses offer to heart patients during treatment and the recovery process. The Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award was established to show appreciation to nurses who make a positive difference by their skill, care and presence. Agatep, a nurse on the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital, was nominated for the award through Mended Hearts National Capital Area chapter.

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.

2011 Regional Breastfeeding - Friendly Workplace Recognition Award from The D.C. and Maryland Breastfeeding Coalitions

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital received the 2011 Regional Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Recognition Award, one of nine sites, and the only hospital in Montgomery County. The hospital’s lactation program was honored with a Silver Level award, the second highest level.

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.

Awards & Recognitions

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