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.

  • ACCC Innovator Award 2016

    The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Innovator Awards honor community cancer center that have developed and implemented innovative strategies for the effective delivery of cancer care.

  • ACR lung cancer screening center

    ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center

    The lung cancer screening program at the Kaufman Cancer Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.

  • AHA Fit Friendly Worksite

    UM UCH has been recognized by the American Heart Association for meeting criteria for team member wellness.

  • 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).

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    Baby-Friendly Hospital

    This international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

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    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.

  • Breast imaging COE

    Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

    The Breast Imaging Center at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This designation signifies that our center provides breast imaging services to our community at the highest standards of the radiology profession. 

  • 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.

  • CareFirst Designated Blue Distinction Center Knee and Hip Replacement

    UM UCMC has been recognized as a CareFirst Designated Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement. Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.

  • CareFirst Designated Blue Distinction Center Maternity Care

    UM UCMC has been recognized as a CareFirst Designated Blue Distinction Center+ for maternity care. Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.

  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

    CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

    UM UCH receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

  • Echocardiography Accreditation

    University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Ultrasound located in Havre de Grace, MD has
    been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic by the
    Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
  • Harford Award 2016

    Congratulations goes out to the Kaufman Cancer Center on its recent selection as a 2016 Harford Award recipient, non-profit category.

  • 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.

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    Mission:Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center

    UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center was recognized by the American Heart Association for its continued success in using the Mission Lifeline® STEMI program and improving patient care and outcomes in the community.




  • NAPBC Accreditation

    National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

    Breast Centers that achieve this accreditation are dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and outcomes of patients with breast disease.

  • National Quality Measures for Breast Centers

    UM Upper Chesapeake Health has been certified by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) and is a Certified Breast Center of Excellence.

  • NCQA Diabetes Recognition

    We are a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program and an American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized Diabetes Education Program. These designations mean that our Center meets the strictest standards and focuses on providing the best possible care to our patients.
  • Stroke Gold Plus

    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 Achievement Award as well as Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll recognition.
  • 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 2016 from the American Association for Respiratory Care. 

  • SAVI Center of Excellence

    UM Upper Chesapeake Health has received the SAVI Center of Excellence award.

  • Vascular Testing

    Vascular Testing Accreditation

    The cardiovascular ultrasound teams at UM Upper Chesapeake Health have been granted three-year terms of accreditation in vascular testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).