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Awards and Recognitions

Safety and Quality Initiatives

Sibley's Maternal Fetal Medicine Program Earned Accreditation in Obstetric Ultrasound (February 5, 2014) 
  • The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council
  • 3 year accreditation for obstetric ultrasound
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Sibley Renaissance Earns Five-Star Quality Rating from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (February 3, 2014)  
  • Obtained five stars in overall quality, quality measures, staffing and registered nurse staffing for the second and third quarters of 2013
  • Received four star in the health inspection category
  • Nursing home compare allows consumers and their families to compare nursing facilities in order to identify areas of concern or deficient practice
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Sibley Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (January 23, 2014) 
  • Granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation for the Cancer Program at Sibley (Must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements).
  • 1 in 4 cancer programs in the country area accredited by ACoS and even fewer receive the highest level of accreditation, commendation.
  • Approximately 80 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients seek care at an ACoS accredited cancer program
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Sibley Named a Best of Bethesda 2014 "Top Vote-Getter" for Best Emergency Room and Best Heart/Stroke Care (January 15, 2014) 
  • Named "top vote-getter" in both: "Best Emergency Room" and "Best Heart/Stroke Care"
  • Bethesda Magazine's "Best of Bethesda 2014"
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Sibley Receives Excellence Award for Quality Improvement (December 18, 2013)
  • 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia
  • Sibley met specific performance improvement criteria on 14 measures in four national inpatient clinical areas: Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, surgical care improvement, pneumonia.
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Top Performer in Key Quality Measure by the Joint Commission (October 30, 2013) 
  • Recognized for pneumonia and surgical care
  • Only top performer in DC
  • Two other Johns Hopkins affiliate recognized: The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Children’s Hospital
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Distinguished Service Award & Environmental Excellence Award (October 15, 2013)
  • Awarded by the District of Columbia Hospital Association at their annual award banquet
  • Distinguished Service Award: Awarded to Deborah McDonough, Sibley’s director of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and co-chair of DCHA’s Quality, Patient Safety and Compliance Committee
  • Environmental Service Award: Awarded to the Sibley EVS staff for their commitment to establishing strong environmental practices to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment
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Sibley Renaissance Earns Five-Star Quality Rating (July 25, 2013)
  • Received for the third and fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013
  • Awarded by CMS for excellence in three key quality domains: quality measures, staffing, annual health inspections
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Sibley Sullivan Breast Center Receives Three Year FDA Accreditation (June 13, 2013)
  • Inspection happens annually and involves examination of all equipment, personnel, and policies and procedures
  • Passed in Full Compliance
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Sibley Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers (May 9, 2013) 

Excellence Award for Quality Improvement in Hospitals
  • Awarded by Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia; Improvement organization designated by CMS to help implement programs to "improve health quality, efficiency and value" in the District
  • One of only three hospitals to receive the award
  • Recognizes performance improvement in four national inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction, heart failures, Surgical Care Improvement Project, pneumonia
  • Must achieve or exceed a 90% individual performance rate across all 14 measures across all 4 quarters of 2012
  • Aggregate performance rate above 96% for the four quarters
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