UM Capital Region Medical Center Ranked #1 in Maryland for Stoke Care
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LARGO, Md.-(Feb. 1, 2024) - University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center (UM Capital), a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), has been rated #1 in Maryland and among the top 10 percent in the nation for Stroke Care according to new research released by Healthgrades. UM Capital also received five-star recognition in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary and Critical Care.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is critical and can have a life-saving outcome. One patient and her family know the importance of swift action. Hear firsthand from a young boy who used skills acquired from being a Boy Scout to take immediate action to help save his grandmother, who received life-saving care at UM Capital. (grandson and grandmother available for media interviews)
"This achievement reflects UM Capital's dedication and commitment to providing excellent care in Prince George's County and the surrounding area," said Nathaniel Richardson Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of UM Capital Region Health. "We remain steadfast in our pursuit to bring our community high-quality, safe, and compassionate care. These recognitions are an outward showing of the work we continually strive to provide to all those who enter our doors and I could not be prouder."
Healthgrades evaluates hospitals on patient outcomes to determine the top-performing hospitals for specialty care in each of the 32 states assessed. Healthgrades' 2024 analysis revealed that patients who seek care for a particular condition or procedure at a top-ranked hospital have a better chance of a good outcome.
"Healthgrades is proud to recognize University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center as the top facility in Maryland for Stroke Care with additional recognitions for Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary and Critical Care," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. "Hospitals with a #1 ranking in their state deliver consistently superior outcomes for the patients in their community. Consumers should feel confident knowing that they have access to top-ranked care at University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center."
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About University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Providing primary and specialty health care services to Prince George's County and the neighboring area, University of Maryland Capital Region Health was established in September 2017 upon formal affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and is committed to improving health outcomes in the communities it serves. University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo, University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Group with practice locations in New Carrollton, Suitland, Bowie, Laurel, and the National Harbor. Together, community physicians and University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) faculty provide clinical expertise across a range of specialties and programs including acute rehabilitation; anesthesiology; critical and chronic ventilation care; emergency medicine; neonatology; orthopedics; and vascular surgery. University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center is home to the State's second-busiest trauma center and a highly regarded cardiac surgery program, which is led by faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a certified and designated primary stroke center. For more information, visit umcapitalregion.org.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit www.umms.org.
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