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Sibley Receives Excellence Award for Quality Improvement

December 18, 2013

                                 
[Washington, D.C.; December, 2013] Sibley Memorial Hospital received the 2013 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for the District of Columbia. 
 
The award honors individual hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. "We are pleased to recognize Sibley Hospital with this award," said Dr. Columbus Giles, Delmarva Foundation’s chief medical officer. "Recipients of this award possess a strong commitment to excellence and to improving the quality of care for their patients. We commend their achievements and look forward to continuing our collaboration with them to improve the health of District of Columbia’s Medicare beneficiaries."
 
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 and pneumonia. 
 
"Sibley staff and physicians’ dedication to high-quality patient care has always been priority," says Peter Petrucci, M.D., vice President of Quality, Safety and Medical Affairs. "We will continue to enhance our patient safety and quality to better serve our community and improve outcomes for our patients."
 
About Delmarva Foundation for District of Columbia, Inc: Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia, Inc. (DFDC) is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for District of Columbia. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), contracts with DFDC to improve the quality of health care for District of Columbia’s 730,000 plus Medicare beneficiaries.  DFDC, a subsidiary of Quality Health Strategies, has offices in Columbia, MD. and Easton, MD.  For more information, visit www.dcqio.org.

About Sibley Memorial Hospital: Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 318-bed acute care nonprofit hospital.  Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services. Sibley is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Vist us at www.sibley.org.
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