AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Honors and Awards 2014

Quality

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades (top 1% in the nation for consistent clinical quality)
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades (top 5 percent in the nation)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award by HealthGrades

Heart

  • Mission: Lifeline Silver Award from the American Heart Association
  • Three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) (for patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and aortic valve replacement (AVR))
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award from HealthGrades (superior outcomes in five cardiac care services)
  • MIEMSS designation as Cardiac Interventional Center - Silver Level Recognition STEMI

Orthopaedics

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in knee and hip replacement or resurfacing)

Stroke

  • ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the National Cardiovascular Date Registry
  • Reaccreditation by TJC

Cancer

  • Three-year gold level accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer (CoC)

Other

  • Critical Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes for treating four life-threatening conditions)
  • Women’s Health Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in women’s cardiovascular care and bone and joint health)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in the care and treatment of the digestive tract)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in three different areas of general surgery: bowel obstruction, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and gastrointestinal surgeries and procedures)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia)
  • Hand Hygiene Program – considered best practice by state of Maryland

Honors and Awards 2013

Quality

  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades (top 5 percent in the nation)
  • America’s 100 Best by HealthGrades (top 2% in the nation for consistent clinical quality)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award by HealthGrades
  • Women’s Health Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in women’s cardiovascular care and bone and joint health)

Orthopaedics

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in knee and hip replacement or resurfacing)

Stroke

  • Stroke Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke)
  • Gold Plus Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Program (Stroke)
  • Reaccreditation (TJC?)

Lab

  • CAP Accreditation (Lab)
  • AABB Accreditation (Blood Bank)
  • O'Dea Lab - Customer Service Satisfaction Award for Jan-Mar 2013
  • O’Dea Lab - 1st Place overall Great Strides Oct - Dec 2012
  • Osler Lab - Customer Service Satisfaction Award for Jan - Mar 2013
  • Main Lab - Customer Service Satisfaction Award for Jan - Mar 2013

Other

  • The Breast Center received accreditation for excellence by The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in the care and treatment of the digestive tract)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in three different areas of general surgery: bowel obstruction, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and gastrointestinal surgeries and procedures)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia)

Honors and Awards 2009-2012

Cancer

  • Accredited Cancer Institute ACOS– only 25% of U.S. hospitals
  • $2.9 Million Stimulus ARRA Award through NCI
  • Accredited, National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer

Emergency

  • 2009 Top Winner, Innovator of the Year Award for Lean Team/Emergency Care by the Daily Record
  • 2009 Innovator of the Year Award for LifeNet STEMI in ambulances to wirelessly transmit EKG to St. Joseph’s Emergency Dept
  • 2012, 2011, 2010 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award from HealthGrades

Orthopaedics

  • 2010, Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Surgery from CareFirst BCBS
  • 2012 Joint Replacement Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in knee and hip replacement or resurfacing)

Quality

  • 2012 - 2009, Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades (top 5 percent in the nation)
  • 2012 America’s 100 Best by HealthGrades (top 2% in the nation for consistent clinical quality)
  • 2009, Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety by HealthGrades ( top 5 percent in the nation)
  • 2012, 2011 Patient Safety Excellence Award by HealthGrades
  • 2009, Baltimore Magazine, Top Places to Work in Baltimore
  • Cardiac Interventional Center Designation Given to St. Joseph - St. Joseph was awarded a designation of Cardiac Interventional Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).According to MIEMSS: “The designation as a “Cardiac Interventional Center” indicates that a hospital complies with State standards to receive patients transported by EMS who are experiencing the most common type of heart attack called an ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or “STEMI.” A STEMI occurs when an artery that supplies blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. As a result of these designations, effective April 1, 2011, EMS providers who have identified a STEMI patient may transport those patients to the closest designated Cardiac Interventional Center, bypassing non-designated hospitals in accordance with the Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Providers.
  • 2012, 2011 Women’s Health Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in women’s cardiovascular care and bone and joint health)
  • 2012 Critical Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes for treating four life-threatening conditions: pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), respiratory system failure, sepsis (serious infection), and diabetic acidosis and coma (complication of diabetes))

Maternity Services

  • 2011, St. Joseph Medical Center received the highest patient satisfaction scores in Maryland from maternity patients

Stroke

  • 2012, St. Joseph Medical Center received Bronze, Silver, and Silver Plus Performance Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Program (Stroke).
  • 2012, 2011 Stroke Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke)

Vascular Lab

  • 2012, St. Joseph Medical Center Vascular Laboratory was granted a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing and Peripheral Venous Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Other

  • 2012, 2011 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in the care and treatment of the digestive tract)
  • 2012 General Surgery Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in three different areas of general surgery: bowel obstruction, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and gastrointestinal surgeries and procedures)
  • 2012, 2011 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award by HealthGrades (superior outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia)
 
 
Hospital Information 

Hospital Information

St. Joseph Medical Center
7601 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21204
Main number: 410-337-1000
Doctor’s Directory: 410-337-1337