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Holy Cross Hospital Receives 2011 Delmarva Foundation Award
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04/27/2011
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For Immediate Release: April 27, 2011
Contact: Yolanda Gaskins, Public Information Officer Holy Cross Hospital
gaskiy@holycrosshealth.org
(301) 754-7123

Holy Cross Hospital Recognized as 2011 Winner of Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care 2011 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement
Scores 90% or Above on 17 Key, Clinical Performance Indicators

(Silver Spring, Maryland) - Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care (DFMC) has awarded the 2011 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement in Hospitals to Holy Cross Hospital. Holy Cross is currently one of six Maryland hospitals to win the award this year.

"Delmarva Foundation is honored to award Holy Cross for their commitment to quality and their ability to achieve and sustain excellent service for their patients," said Kulleni Gebreyes, MD, medical director for DFMC.

"We congratulate the leadership, the clinical care providers and all members of the hospital staff for working together to safeguard the health and well being of each individual who comes to them to receive safe and timely care."

The Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement recognizes individual hospital performance improvement in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, surgical care, and pneumonia. To receive the award, hospitals must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Score 90 percent or above on 17 required measures
  • Sustain the improvement for at least three consecutive quarters

Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital, said, "Holy Cross strives to ensure that each patient has the maximum opportunity for the best possible outcome, in an environment that is both safe and caring. We are honored to be recognized for our quality improvement."

For more information about Holy Cross Hospital, contact Yolanda Gaskins, public information officer, at 301-754-7123 or email gaskiy@holycrosshealth.org.

For more information about the Delmarva Foundation, contact Reggi Veatch, senior communications manager, at 410-872-9646 ext. 11554 or email veatchr@dfmc.org.

Pictured left to right: Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO, Holy Cross Hospital, Kulleni Gebreyes, MD - Medical Director Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Cris Carr, Director of Performance Improvement, Holy Cross Hospital

Pictured left to right: Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO, Holy Cross Hospital, Kulleni Gebreyes, MD - Medical Director Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Cris Carr, Director of Performance Improvement, Holy Cross Hospital

 


About Holy Cross Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the state of Maryland with more than 30,000 annual admissions. Holy Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit teaching hospital serving the residents of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based health care services, with specialized expertise in women and newborn services, senior services, surgery, neuroscience and cancer. The hospital's community benefit efforts include all of the services it provides to community members at no or low cost as part of its mission to be the most trusted provider of health care services in the area. It is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the Workplace Excellence Award from the Maryland Work-Life Alliance every year since its inception in 1999. Holy Cross Hospital is a member of Trinity Health of Novi, Michigan, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare systems. For more information, visit www.holycrosshealth.org

About Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care
Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care (DFMC) is the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Maryland. DFMC is under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the quality of health care for the state's 775,000 plus Medicare beneficiaries. DFMC provides a range of services, including the development of interventional processes, convening healthcare organizations and stakeholders, fostering the spread of clinical or community practices that improve patient safety and healthcare delivery, and lessening the healthcare disparities that exists in our medical system. For more information, visit www.mdqio.org.

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