American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Award (Bronze Level Recognition)
The MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Associate Wellness Committee received the 2017 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Award (Bronze Level Recognition) for the effectiveness and quality of its workplace wellness program.
Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll status in 2017.
Partner for Change Award, Practice Greenhealth
In 2017, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital received the Partner for Change Award, Practice Greenhealth in recognition for successful programs to reduce the hospital’s environmental impact. The award is given each year to honor environmental achievements in the healthcare industry. MedStar Union Memorial also received special recognition for Greening the OR, an award that recognizes hospitals that are roughly in the top 20 to 25 percent of the scoring for the Greening the OR category (representing about 60 to 75 hospitals in the country).
Certification from The Joint Commission
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has received certification from The Joint Commission for its Palliative Care, Hips and Knee, Shoulder, and Spine programs in 2017.
Stroke Certification, State of Maryland
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Program earned certification from the State of Maryland in 2017.
Gold Plus Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes Medstar Union Memorial for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher with five or more Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50 % or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care outcomes.
Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award
MedStar Union Memorial was recognized for our ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and pride in realizing a top standard of excellence in sustainability.
MedStar Union Memorial is Fully Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC)
The successful achievement of Joint Commission accreditation is the internationally recognized symbol of health care quality. In addition to the accreditation of the entire Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial has received additional, special certifications in:
- Certification in Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
- The first hospital in Baltimore to receive Spine Surgery certification
- The first hospital in Maryland to earn advanced certification for Palliative Care
- Designated as a Primary Stroke Center
HealthGrades - Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ RecipientMedStar Union Memorial is rated in the top 5% in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures. These distinguished hospitals exhibit comprehensive and consistent quality across a range of conditions and procedures.
American Heart Association's Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite Award
MedStar Union Memorial is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. We have been recognized as a 2016 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.
Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma Center for the State of Maryland
The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial is designated as the Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma Center for the state of Maryland by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Systems—the only such center in the U.S. to earn this distinction.
National Accreditation for Program for Breast Centers
MedStar Union Memorial Breast Center, part of the MedStar Health Cancer Network, was recently awarded three-year full accreditation by the NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers). This accreditation is only given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
U.S. News & World Report 2015-2016
MedStar Union Memorial was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Baltimore region for heart bypass and knee replacement.
American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer
MedStar Union Memorial's cancer program as part of the MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Network has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). As one of only 20 programs in the nation and one of two in Maryland to receive the award, the Cancer Network joins an elite group to be endorsed nationally for achieving excellence and delivering the highest standards of cancer care.
View the Commission on Cancer's website
The Curtis National Hand Center
In 1994, the U.S. Congress designated appropriations for the purpose of creating a National Hand Center for the treatment of the hand and upper extremities at the Curtis Hand Center in MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has been designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Spine Surgery, demonstrating expertise in cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy, and lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions compared to other hospitals.