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AAMC Receives Delmarva Foundation 2013 Quality Excellence Award

(July 2, 2013)—Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has been awarded the Quality Excellence Award from the Delmarva Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit health care quality improvement organization. AAMC was one of 16 hospitals statewide to receive the prestigious award. This is the first time AAMC has earned the award.

“Delmarva is proud to recognize Anne Arundel Medical Center as a recipient of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement,” said Columbus Giles, MD, 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.”

The award honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award, the 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 excellence award directly reflects the quality of care delivered to patients as we continue to set higher standards for delivering expert care,” says Shirley Knelly, AAMC’s vice president of quality and patient safety.

For more information about the Delmarva Foundation award, visit www.mdqio.org.

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