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Awards and Recognitions

Safety and Quality Initiatives

Sibley Memorial Hospital Recognized as 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission (November 11, 2014)
  • Sibley was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report "America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia and surgical care
  • Sibley is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction
  • To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
    • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
    • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
    • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

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Sibley Receives 2014 Delmarva Excellence Award (July 21, 2014)
  • Sibley was the only D.C. hospital to receive the coveted award this year
  • The award recognizes individual hospitals that excel in 14 measures related to patient safety and quality improvement in five national inpatient clinical areas—heart failure, surgical care improvement, pneumonia and immunization

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Sibley Ranked 11th, Suburban Hospital 13th,  in D.C. Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report, Suburban Ranks 15th Among all Maryland Hospitals (July 16, 2014)
  • Sibley was noted as a top performer in orthopedics and urology

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Sibley Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care (July 1, 2014)
  • Sibley received the Get With the Guidelines ®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for treating stroke patients
  • Sibley’s Stroke Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients

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Sibley’s Radiation Oncology Center is Awarded LEED Gold Certification (April 30, 2014)
  • The Center has been recognized for excellence in green building practice and performance by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
  • LEED Certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building. This green stamp of approval reflects design features that make a building more sustainable including site and material selection, water and energy use and indoor environmental quality
  • The facility is also home to D.C.’s largest green roof, 17,000 square feet, in a health care building. 
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Sibley Renaissance Named in "Best Nursing Homes 2014" by US News & World Report (March 10, 2014)
  • The rating covers nearly 16,000 nursing homes nationwide
  • The designation of "Best Nursing Homes" was awarded to those facilities that recently earned Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ highest overall rating of five stars
  • Sibley earned five stars, the highest obtainable, in overall quality, quality measures, staffing and registered nurse staffing for the second and third quarters of 2013

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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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