Carroll Hospital Center was recognized for its patient safety initiatives and quality improvement efforts after being presented with the 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement by the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland.
, Delmarva Foundation chief medical officer, presented the award to members of Carroll Hospital Center's executive team during a special ceremony held at the hospital Aug. 26.
Staff members from various departments, including nursing and quality improvement, physicians and the hospital's executive team, who played a pivotal role in helping the hospital earn the award, attended the ceremony to celebrate the achievement.
The Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive the award, the hospital met 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.