Newswise — Three Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals have been awarded the 2014 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement in Hospitals from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, an independent, nonprofit health care quality improvement organization. The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., each earned the distinction.
The award honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive this prestigious award, a hospital must meet specific performance improvement criteria on 14 measures in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, surgical care improvement and pneumonia.
This is the second consecutive year that The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been honored. “We are pleased to again receive this esteemed award,” says Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine’s senior vice president for patient safety and quality. “Our success represents the strong commitment of our entire organization to give the very best care for our patients and to advance the science for how to improve patient safety and quality of care.”
About Johns Hopkins Medicine Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a $7 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading academic health care systems in the United States. JHM unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. JHM's vision, “Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine,” is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, JHM educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness. JHM operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and more than 35 Johns Hopkins Community Physicians sites. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in 1889, has been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 22 years of the survey’s 25 year history, most recently in 2013. For more information about Johns Hopkins Medicine, its research, education and clinical programs, and for the latest health, science and research news, visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org
About Delmarva FoundationDelmarva Foundation for Medical Care (DFMC), the federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Maryland, is dedicated to monitoring and improving the quality and delivery of healthcare services. Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia (DFDC) is a not-for-profit organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to monitoring and improving the quality and delivery of healthcare services. In this capacity, DFMC and DFDC are contractors for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and work to ensure better patient care, better population health and lower health care costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Learn more at http://www.delmarvafoundation.org.