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.
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.
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.
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.