Awards and Accreditations

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Gold Plus Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll 

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes Medstar Union Memorial for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher with five or more Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Quality Measures for 2 or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50 % or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care outcomes.

 

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Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award

MedStar Union Memorial was recognized for our ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and pride in realizing a top standard of excellence in sustainability.

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 MedStar Union Memorial is Fully Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC)

The successful achievement of Joint Commission accreditation is the internationally-recognized symbol of health care quality.  In addition to the accreditation of the entire Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial has received additional, special certifications in:

  • Certification in Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
  • The first hospital in Baltimore to receive Spine Surgery certification
  • The first hospital in Maryland to earn advanced certification for Palliative Care
  • Designated as a Primary Stroke Center
 

HealthGrades- Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ Recipient

MedStar Union Memorial is rated in the top 5% in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures. These distinguished hospitals exhibit comprehensive and consistent quality across a range of conditions and procedures.

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 American Heart Association's Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite Award

MedStar Union Memorial is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. We have been recognized as a 2016 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. 

 

Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma Center for the State of Maryland 

The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial is designated as the Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma Center for the state of Maryland by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Systems – the only such center in the U.S. to earn this distinction. 

 

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National Accreditation for Program for Breast Centers

MedStar Union Memorial Breast Center, part of the MedStar Health Cancer Network, was recently awarded three year full accreditation by the NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers). This accreditation is only given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

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U.S.News & World Report 2015-2016

MedStar Union Memorial was recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Baltimore region for heart bypass and knee replacement.

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 U.S.News & World Report 2015-2016

MedStar Union Memorial  was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Baltimore region for Orthopaedics in July of 2015. 

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American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer

MedStar Union Memorial's cancer program as part of the MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Network has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). As one of only 20 programs in the nation and one of two in Maryland to receive the award, the Cancer Network joins an elite group to be endorsed nationally for achieving excellence and delivering the highest standards of cancer care.

View the Commission on Cancer's website.

 

 The Curtis National Hand Center

In 1994, the U.S. Congress designated appropriations for the purpose of creating a National Hand Center for the treatment of the hand and upper extremities at the Curtis Hand Center in MedStar Union Memorial Hospital .

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield  Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, demonstrating expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. 

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield  Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has been designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Spine Surgery, demonstrating expertise in cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy and lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions compared to other hospitals.