Awards and Accreditations

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Featured Awards

Gold Plus Achievement Award and Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll for Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Program

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award, a national recognition endorsing the hospital’s continued commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients.

Women's Choice Award® Winner for America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® for Cancer Care. MedStar Franklin Square strives for the very best cancer care for our patients. To qualify for this award, hospitals are required to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and receive high recommendation ratings for patient satisfaction from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Learn more.

Women’s Choice Award® as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® for Obstetrics. MedStar Franklin Square earned this seal from their commitment to provide the best in obstetrics care, and meet the unique needs and preferences of their female patients. The scoring for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics is unique as it is the only national list that is evidence-based supported by data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys. Learn more.

Women’s Choice Award® as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® for Patient Safety. This award recognizes exceptional performance through limiting a wide range of hospital associated infections, and complications from surgery and medical treatment. Hospitals are ranked and rewarded based on the incidence of five major infections and six adverse surgical events. The hospitals with the best overall performance across the eleven measures and above average patient recommendations earn this award. Learn more.

Women’s Choice Award® as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® for being one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery. The designation is the only award that uses evidence based data to identify the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital. 

Women’s Choice Award® as One of America’s Best Breast Centers

The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers. The award acknowledges MedStar Franklin Square’s ongoing commitment to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer, a disease developed by about one in eight American women during their lifetime. Learn more.

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2012 Delmarva Foundation Award for Quality Excellence

This Delmarva Foundation Award for Quality Excellence measures our processes for patient safety and quality care. It also demonstrates the teamwork we have in place to provide safe, quality care to every patient, every time. MedStar Franklin Square was also a recipient of this award in 2009 and 2011. Learn more.

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U.S.News and World Report Best Regional Hospital

MedStar Franklin Square was ranked #8 Best Hospital in Maryland and listed as high ranking for 2 specialites and 5 procedures/conditions by U.S.News and World Report for 2016. We were also ranked in 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2010 and 2009.

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ANCC Magnet Recognition

MedStar Franklin Square received designation for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® in November 2008.

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Baby-Friendly Designation

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is raising the standard of care for infant and maternal health as the first hospital in Baltimore, and one of only two in the state of Maryland, to achieve the prestigious five-year Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA. Learn more.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital for Gastroenterology

Nationally ranked among the Top 50 “Best Hospitals” for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center's Center for Digestive Disease provides highly specialized, comprehensive care for a full range of digestive diseases and disorders, from routine heartburn to rare forms of cancer.

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U.S. News and World Report High Performing in Diabetes and Endocrinology

MedStar Franklin Square is regionally ranked as high performing in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Our endocrinologists, dietitian educators, and education specialists offer individualized treatment and teach the skills patients need to manage their diabetes or endocrine condition to live full and active lives. Learn more.

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U.S. News and World Report High Performing in Neurology and Neurosurgery

MedStar Franklin Square is also regionally ranked as high performing in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Our neurology team provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of all adult neurological disorders that involve the brain and nervous system. Our neurosurgeons use cutting-edge, minimally invasive technology to treat everything from chronic neck and back pain to some of the most complex diseases of the central nervous system, including stroke, aneurysms, and brain tumors. Learn more.

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Recognized Across Specialties in Baltimore Magazine's 2015 "Top Doctors" List

MedStar Franklin Square is proud to announce that 40 of its hospital physicians have been identified by Baltimore magazine’s much anticipated and highly coveted “Top Docs” 2015 list. Learn more and see the physicians recognized.

Quality

  • The 2016 Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center SILVER Recognition Award, which demonstrates adherence to clinical guidelines to support better outcomes for acute coronary syndrome patients
  • The Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation
  • Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) Minogue Award
  • American Heart/American Stroke Association's Gold Award
  • Target Stroke Honor Roll
  • Designated as “Senior Friendly” by NICHE ( Nursing Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) for 2016
  • Designated Aetna Institute of Quality for Orthopedic Care - Spine Surgery
  • Stroke State Certification & Accreditation and The Joint Commission Disease Specific Care certification
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Institutional Accreditation, 5 years Continued Accreditation
  • Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Service

  • 2012 "Best Place to Work"
  • 2011 "Best Place to Work"
  • Breast-feeding-Friendly Workplace Award

Environment

The following departments have earned certifications:

Department

Certification

Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery Program


MBSAQIP Crop SmallFully accredited through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

Women's Choice Award® Winner for America's Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPRAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR

Diabetes Education

The American Diabetes Association

2015-16 US News & World Report High Performing in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Emergency Department

Certified EMS Base Station by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)

Endocrinology

2007 US News & World Report Top 50 Program

2015-16 US News & World Report High Performing in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Family Health Center

Level 3 Recognition Status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Family Medicine Residency Program

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
5 Years Continued Accreditation

Family Practice

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Gastroenterology

  • 2010 U.S.News & World Report Top 50 Program
  • 2008 U.S.News & World Report Top 50 Program

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute

  • Three-year accreditation - Breast Center Bel Air
  • Three-year accreditation - National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers by the American College of Surgeons
  • Three-year certification - Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program
  • The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer awarded a certificate of Accreditation with Commendation to the Teaching Hospital Cancer program of MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and is approved thru 2012
  • 2015-16 US News & World Report High Performing in Lung Cancer and Colon Cancer Surgery

Imaging Services

Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) via the American College of Radiology in the areas of CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine

Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound via the American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Standard of Accreditation

Echocardiography via the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL)

Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology via the American College of Radiology (ACR)

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
5 Years Continued Accreditation

Labor and Delivery

Certified Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA

Recognized for reducing the number of non-medically indicated elective deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy

Neonatology

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services

Certified Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA

Nuclear Medicine

Outstanding Clinical Affiliate Award from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
5 Years Continued Accreditation

Outpatient Psychiatric Services

Office of Health Care, Community Mental Health Unit

Pathology

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services/FDA, AABB/Transfusion Activities, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Medical Laboratory, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Tissue Bank and College of American Pathologists

Pediatric Services

Health Care Delivery Award - Academic Pediatric Association

Pharmacy Services

 

MD Board of Pharmacy, State of Maryland, Drug Enforcement Administration

Primary Stroke Center


The Joint Commission and MIEMSS

Gold Plus achievement award 

Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite for Get with the Guidelines®  Stroke Program

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Respiratory Care Services

College of American Pathologists

Sleep Center

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine