UM CRMC Awarded the 2014 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award
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on 08 22nd, 2014 | No Comments
LA PLATA, MD. — Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland, has awarded the 2014 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD.
The award honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive the Delmarva Foundation Excellence 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.
“We are pleased to recognize University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center with this award,” said Dr. Columbus Giles, Delmarva Foundation’s Chief Medical Officer. “Recipients of this award possess a strong commitment to excellence and to improving the quality of care for their patients. We commend their achievements and look forward to continuing our collaboration with them to improve the health of Maryland’s Medicare beneficiaries.”
“This award is an honor for the hospital on so many levels,” said Dr. Mark Dumais, Chief Medical Officer of UM Charles Regional. “Providing for patient safety and quality care is understandably the hospital’s number one priority and to be recognized for elevating our outcomes in both of these areas speaks to the excellent communication and collaboration of everyone on staff.”
From Left to Right: Maggie Eller, Performance Improvement Coordinator, Paula Hancock, Administrative Assistant, Mary Harman, Infection Control, Sara Middleton, Board Member, Dr. Columbus Giles, Chief Medical Officer, Delmarva Foundation, Louis Jenkins, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors, UM CRMC, David Hupp, Performance Improvement Data Technician, Doreen Wallace, Performance Improvement Coordinator, Dr. Dianna Abney, Health Officer Charles County, Michael Cady, Board Member, Florence Moran, Patient Safety Officer, Kofi Cash, Director, Performance Improvement, Dr. Mark Dumais, Chief Medical Officer, UM CRMC, Marillyn Zachariah, Performance Improvement