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Quality & Safety

Fort Washington Medical Center recognizes that patients, staff, visitors, and providers have the right to expect the best possible clinical outcomes, a safe environment and an error free care experience. Fort Washington Medical Center strives to continuously monitor our performance, analyze data, and improve and sustain quality outcomes, while undertaking a proactive approach to the identification and mitigation of medical errors.

We value the concept of transparency as it pertains to quality assessment, performance improvement, and ultimately patient safety. We have committed to sharing our performance data publicly, as well as providing interpretation of our results and plans for improvement. You will see this reflected throughout the Quality and Safety sections of our website. We encourage our patients and community members to review the information provided and look forward to any feedback extended via questions, comments, concerns, suggestions for improvement.

Fort Washington Medical Center is concerned about the health needs of the communities we serve. Our community benefit activities are designed to improve the health within our communities and increase access to quality care. As a not-for-profit hospital, FWMC is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. The CHNA serves as the foundation for setting priorities, planning, program development, policy changes, and coordination of community resources in order to improve the health of the population.

In 2019, FWMC participated in the development of the 2019 CHNA to identify health needs and develop strategies to improve health conditions in the communities we serve. You can access the CHNA results below. For questions about the documents, email or call 301-686-9010 (ext. 103).

View Prince George’s County 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

View FWMC 2020-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy

View FWMC 2017-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Strategy

View FWMC 2016 Community Benefits Report

View FWMC Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy