Hospital Awards & Accreditations | MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center | MedStar Health

Recent Awards

The Joint Commission_National Quality Approval_ GoldSeal
The Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission (2022-2025: Three-year designation)

For our dedication to improving health care quality and safety. Hospital accreditation provides the gold seal of approval on how well our staff:

  • provides a safe environment for patient care
  • educates patients about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment
  • protects patients’ rights as a patient, including privacy rights
  • evaluates patients’ conditions, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
  • protects patients against infection
  • plans for emergency situations
Women's Choice Award - Best Mammogram Center
Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award for Best Mammogram Center (2022)
Women's Choice Award - Best Comprehensive Breast Center

Women's Choice Award for Best Comprehensive Breast Center (2022)

CCNE Accreditation logo

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation (2021-2027: Five-year designation)

Employee-Based Nurse Residency Program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Baby-Friendly USA Badge
Baby-Friendly Designation (2020 - 2025: Five-year designation)


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is raising the standard of care for infant and maternal health as the first hospital in Baltimore 
to achieve the prestigious five-year Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA. We implemented all Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and is compliant with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes; so that evidenced-based care is provided, education is free from commercial interests, all infant feeding options are possible, and individual preferences are respected. Also recognized in 2016 for a five-year designation.

NICHE Senior-Friendly Badge 2022

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Senior Friendly (2022)

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center maintains "Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Senior-Friendly" status due to our exemplary care for older adults through educational courses, conferences, and evidence-based protocols.

NICHE Trailblazer Award badge

NICHE Trailblazer Award (2020)

Developed by the American Academy of Nursing Expert Panels, Choosing Wisely Practices focuses on low value care, care transitions, medication safety, and mobility programming.

ANCC Magnet Recognition Badge
ANCC Magnet Recognized (2018-2022: Four-year designation)

MedStar Franklin Square received its third designation for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® (four-year designation). The first recognition was November 2008, the second in 2013, and the latest in 2018.

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Vermont Oxford Network Center of Excellence award badge

VON Center of Excellence (2019)

The Vermont Oxford Network (VON) has awarded MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center the VON Center of Excellence Award. This designation is awarded to centers that successfully train at least 85% of their designated care team in 17 critical components to improve outcomes for infants affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Maryland Patient Safety Center award logo

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Center of Excellence Award

The Maryland Patient Safety Center awarded MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and our Mother/Baby Unit the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Center of Excellence Award for our commitment to continuously improving patient and family outcomes. NAS occurs in newborns who were exposed to opiates, alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs while in the mother’s womb.

Safe Sleep Hospital award badge
National Certified Bronze Safe Sleep Hospital (2018 - 2023): five-year certification)


First hospital in the Baltimore area to be recognized by The Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program for its commitment to educating parents on safe sleep practices for infants. 

Mission Lifeline: American Heart Association award badge
American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline®  (2021)

STEMI Receiving Center – Gold


A national recognition endorsing the hospital’s continued commitment and success in using the Mission Lifeline program and applying the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community. MedStar Franklin Square also received this award in 2019.

2022 American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines award logo

American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus (2022)
Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy
Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 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. MedStar Franklin Square also received a Get with the Guidelines award in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab Badge

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation’s
(2021 – 2024: Three-year certification)

Three-year certification in recognition of our commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing our standards of care.

2021-22 US News and World Report_High Performing Hospitals
U.S. News and World Report (2021-2022)
  1. High performing in Heart Failure

  2. High Performing in Diabetes care

  3. High performing in Stroke

  4. High performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  5. High Performing in Lung Cancer Surgery

2021 Baltimore Magazine Top Doctors Badge
Baltimore Magazine's "Top Doctors" (2021)


MedStar Franklin Square is proud to announce that 78 of its hospital physicians have been identified by Baltimore magazine’s much anticipated and highly coveted “Top Docs” 2021 list across many specialties. We continue to have many doctors recognized throughout the years.

2021 Baltimore Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award Logo

Baltimore Magazine's Excellence in Nursing (2021)

Baltimore magazine recognized 25 MedStar Health nurses with the 2021 Excellence in Nursing award (five from MedStar Franklin Square). For the past seven years, Baltimore magazine has conducted a survey seeking the best nurses in the region to be featured in a special issue dedicated to top nurses. This year, the annual salute to nurses returns to the May edition that coincides with Nursing Week.

Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence award badge

Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award Winner (2021)

This award recognizes our organization's ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and our efforts to build sustainability into our operations. We have received Practice Greenhealth awards since 2009.