TOWSON and COLUMBIA, Maryland (September29, 2016) – A new partnership using community health workers (CHWs) to help chronically ill patients access care following hospitalization has cut readmission rates at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center(UMSJMC) by nearly two-thirds, according to new data from UMSJMC and Maxim Healthcare Services,a national provider of home health, medical staffing and population health and wellness services.
It is with great honor and pride that I congratulate our multidisciplinary team of specialists in the Cancer Institute who were awarded this designation for the care and treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer by the National Pancreas Foundation. The 28 centers receiving the designation include such notable institutions as Dana Farber, Mass General Hospital, BI Deaconess, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
This is quite an honor for the UM SJMC Cancer Institute, and reflects the quality of our dedicated multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, GI specialists, pathologists, genetic counselor, nurse navigators, palliative care physicians, administrators, and the host of support services staff. The award is yet another reflection of the compassionate care and loving service offered at our Cancer Institute.
- Dr. Thomas B. Smyth, President & CEO
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2016. UM SJMC is one of only 223 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.