Summer 2019 News Briefs
QUALITY HONORS FOR ADVENTIST HEALTHCARE: Adventist HealthCare’s hospitals and outpatient services receive many honors for the quality and compassionate care we provide to patients and the community. Take a look at several recent recognition's:
PATIENT SAFETY AWARDS
Our hospitals were the only facilities in Montgomery County to earn the 2019 Patient Safety Innovation Award Top 20 recognition from the Maryland Patient Safety Center – and we were honored for four different innovation projects.
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center was recognized for both improving mental healthcare processes and for boosting recovery after colorectal surgery.
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center was also honored for two projects: reducing antibiotic use in newborns and improving healing, outcomes and experiences for patients with complex wounds.
URGENT CARE ACCREDITATION
Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care has received accreditation from the Urgent Care Association Accreditation Program for providing high-quality care. The accreditation is the highest level of distinction for such centers and is the only program to evaluate for scope of services, as well as safety and quality.
HEART SURGERY STAR RATING
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center received a three-star rating – the highest possible quality rating – from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons. The quality rating measures patient outcomes, processes and consistent use of evidence-based care throughout a patient’s hospitalization. The hospital is also ranked in the top 7 percent of hospitals nationwide for the quality of care it provides patients who undergo coronary bypass graft surgery – the most common type of open heart surgery in the U.S.