St. Mary's Hospital is awarded its third consecutive Delmarva Foundation Award for Quality Improvement. St. Mary's is the only hospital in Southern Maryland to receive the award and one of eight hospitals statewide. Pictured left to right are: Jane Sypher, St. Mary's board of directors; Harold Lee, M.D., St. Mary's chief of staff; Barbara Thompson, St. Mary's board of directors chairperson; Nancy Jane C. Friedley, M.D., Delmarva Foundation medical director; Robbie Loker, MedStar board of directors; and Christine Wray, St. Mary's Hospital president. (Submitted photo)
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 18, 2010)—St. Mary's Hospital received the 2010 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement at a ceremony at the hospital on Aug. 3. This is the third year in a row the hospital has achieved this honor. St. Mary's is one of eight hospitals in the state to receive the award this year and the only hospital in Southern Maryland.
Hospital President Christine Wray thanked all St. Mary's physicians, associates and volunteers for their continuous dedication to excellence. "This honor stems from our hospital's outstanding quality care, as evidenced in our quality improvement measures that guarantee proper care for all patients," she said. "We have a great team and I'm extremely proud."
The ceremony featured remarks from Ms. Wray and Board of Directors Chairwoman Barbara Thompson, as well as a presentation of the award by Dr. Nancy Jane Friedley, medical director of the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care. Dr. Harold Lee, St. Mary's medical chief of staff, accepted the award on behalf of the hospital.
"Delmarva is proud to recognize St. Mary's Hospital as a recipient of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement," said Dr. Nancy Jane C. Friedley, medical director of the foundation. "Recipients of this award possess a passionate commitment to improving quality of care for their patients."
This award recognizes individual hospitals' performance improvement in the four national inpatient clinical areas - acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, surgical care improvement and pneumonia.