Quality and Safety

Clinical Quality Measures

At Fort Washington Medical Center, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients. We track many measures of our performance and continuously work to improve our processes in order to achieve our goals and quality patient outcomes.

The CMS Hospital Compare website has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

Fort Washington Medical Center specific data is outlined in below tables and compared with national average and in some cases with state of Maryland average.

Quality Measures

Timely & Effective Care Measures

These measures show how often hospitals provide care that research shows gets the best results for patients with certain conditions. This information can help you compare which hospitals give recommended care most often as part of the overall care they provide to patients.


Complications & Death Measures

Patients who are admitted to the hospital for treatment of medical problems sometimes get other serious injuries, complications, or conditions, and may even die. Some patients may experience problems soon after they are discharged and need to be admitted to the hospital again. These events can often be prevented if hospitals follow best practices for treating patients.

Unplanned Hospital Visits Measures

Returning to the hospital for unplanned care disrupts patients’ lives, increases their risk of harmful events like healthcare-associated infections and costs more money. Hospitals that give high quality care can keep patients from returning to the hospital and reduce their stay if they have to come back.

Hear it from Our Patients

Jody Beard has suffered from knee pain for many years. Not anymore, thanks to knee replacement surgery through the Fort Washington Medical Center Joint Replacement Program.
This surgery has changed my life. I no longer lay on shopping carts for support or agonize when walking on concrete. After two knee replacements, now I am all over the place. I’m walking around the school where I work without pain. My granddaughter says I don’t walk like a penguin anymore. I have my surgeon and the FWMC staff to thank for that!
~ Jody Beard