BALTIMORE—(March 23, 2016) — Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, was recently named a 2015 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award winner, joining only 5 percent of physicians nationwide to be honored with this top ranking.
Vitals, a resource for patients to find doctors and medical facilities, owns the largest collection of online doctor reviews. Now in its 8th year, the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award acknowledges top-performing doctors based on reviews and ratings collected over the past calendar year.
Patients write about their experience and rate their physician on several factors, including bedside manner, doctor-patient face time and how well their physician follows up with them after treatment. Patients also provide an overall rating for their doctor. Vitals analyzes these ratings, along with other quality measures, to identify the top physicians in the U.S.
About MedStar Harbor Hospital
For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,300 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.
MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year.