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Published on July 30, 2019

Fort Washington Medical Center Named High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Fort Washington, Md. – U.S. News & World Report ranks Fort Washington Medical Center as a 2019-20 High Performing Hospital for heart failure in Maryland.

The global authority on hospital rankings bestows this top honor in the procedure and conditions category to medical centers for providing care that was significantly better than the national average. The rankings help patients, their families, and providers make informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures.

"I am beyond proud. This is our seventh quality and safety award in less than two years," says Joseph Tucker, acting President & CEO. "Every day, we are coming up with better ways to address critical health needs in the communities we serve, and in Prince George’s County. This recognition is a reflection of our continuing commitment to our patients to deliver the best care possible."

For the 2019-20 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers across 16 specialties and nine (9) procedures and conditions.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Fort Washington Medical Center also received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, as well as five-star commendations for cardiac and orthopedic treatment, and hysterectomy, gallbladder and appendix surgeries.

For more information about the U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ page.

About Fort Washington Medical Center

Recognized for excellence in patient safety in 2018, Fort Washington Medical Center is a 37-bed acute care hospital in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The hospital serves patients in the Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, and Temple Hills areas, as well as parts of southeast Washington, DC. Nexus Health, a private health care organization owns and manages the community-based hospital. The hospital provides general inpatient services including adult medical and surgical care, ambulatory surgical services, laboratory, radiology and diagnostic services, as well as gastrointestinal, orthopedic, plastic, rehabilitation, and respiratory therapy. Specialty services include gynecology, neurology, urology, and ophthalmology. Two prominent community-based programs include a free outpatient Diabetes Education Program and an Infectious Diseases Program (free HIV and Hepatitis C testing/education). The hospital operates one of the busiest emergency rooms in the metropolitan area, seeing more than 40,000 patients each year, and has just over 400 employees.

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