MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Recognized With 2015 Quality Innovation Award

August 24, 2016

VHQC Honors Hospitals for Reducing Infections

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is among only seven hospitals in Maryland and Virginia to receive VHQC’s 2015 Quality Innovation Award. The award recognizes hospitals that are achieving reductions in hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and creating a culture of patient safety. All hospitals enrolled in the VHQC Maryland-Virginia HAI Improvement Network were eligible based on 2015 calendar year performance.

“Everyone who works at our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and their families,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating and chief medical officer of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.  “Our associates work diligently every day to reduce the possibility of infections, and I am proud that their hard work has been recognized by VHQC.”

Hospitals were evaluated using data from two sources: the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). The top 10 percent of hospitals in each state received this award.

For nearly two years, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has participated in the HAI Improvement Network, led by VHQC. As the Medicare Quality Innovation Network for Maryland and Virginia, VHQC convenes patients, partners, clinicians and other partners to rapidly spread best practices for improving health quality.

Katie Richards, MPH, improvement consultant for VHQC, presents MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital associates with the VHQC’s 2015 Quality Innovation Award. The award is given to hospitals that are achieving reductions in hospital-acquired infections. The top 10 percent of hospitals in each state are given this award. For 2015, only seven hospitals in Maryland and Virginia received the honor.
Katie Richards, MPH, improvement consultant for VHQC, presents MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital associates with the VHQC’s 2015 Quality Innovation Award. The award is given to hospitals that are achieving reductions in hospital-acquired infections. The top 10 percent of hospitals in each state are given this award. For 2015, only seven hospitals in Maryland and Virginia received the honor.

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About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary's provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers.