Awards and Accreditations

In health care, excellence is measured by achieving quality outcomes and receiving accreditation for quality programs. We are extremely proud of our performance and the recognition that documents it. Not for what it means to us, but for what it means to the patients we serve. Our effectiveness in treating people is illustrated by the fact that the following national and state quality institutions have recognized the efforts of our physicians, nurses, and other team members to provide our communities with excellent clinical care.

  • AASM Accreditation

    American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation

    The Sleep Disorders Center at UM Harford Memorial Hospital recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

  • Bariatric Accreditation Logo

    Bariatric Surgery Level 1 Accreditation

    UM Upper Chesapeake Health Bariatric Surgery is accredited as a Level 1 surgery center by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Beacon Award for UM UCMC ICU

    Beacon Award for Excellence

    The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center was awarded a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

  • Commission on Cancer

    Cancer Program Accreditation

    The Cancer Programs at UM Harford Memorial Hospital and UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center are both accredited by the American College of Surgeons.

  • Delmarva Foundation Award

    Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award

    Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland, has awarded the 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement to UM Harford Memorial Hospital and UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.
  • Joint Commission

    Joint Commission Top Performers

    Both UM Harford Memorial Hospital and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center have been recognized as two of the Joint Commission's 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.
  • Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition

    Maryland Breast Feeding Coalition

    UM UCMC is a recipient of the D.C. and Maryland Breastfeeding Coalitions' Regional Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award, Gold level.

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    MIEMSS

    The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems designates UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center as one of 23 cardiac interventional centers in the region.

  • Maryland Patient Safety Center

    Maryland Patient Safety Innovation

    The Maryland Patient Safety Center recently announced that UM Harford Memorial Hospital has won the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Patient Safety Innovation.
  • 2014 Get with Guidelines

    Primary Stroke Centers

    The Primary Stroke Centers at both UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and UM Harford Memorial Hospital have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
  • AARC Accreditation

    Quality Respiratory Care

    UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and UM Harford Memorial Hospital have both earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) for 2014 from the American Association for Respiratory Care. 

This page was last updated: August 18, 2014

         
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