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University Of Maryland Medical Center Named Top Hospital

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the nation’s top hospitals, according to the annual Leapfrog Group survey. This is the seventh year UMMC has received this distinction.

The Leapfrog Group survey analyzes patient safety and quality performance measures from almost 1,200 hospitals. UMMC is one of only two hospitals in the U.S. (and the only one on the East Coast) to make the list every year since it began in 2006.

“The Leapfrog Group’s recognition of UMMC as a Top Hospital for seven continuous years is a testament to our employees who work together every day to give the very best care for our patients. Our amazing teams of health care providers — physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, technicians and support staff — remain committed to providing quality and compassionate care to all of our patients and their families,” says Jeffrey A. Rivest, president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey measures hospitals’ performance on a number of key patient safety and quality outcomes. Hospitals must also meet Leapfrog’s stringent criteria including standards focusing on core areas of hospital care.

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