Patient Safety and Quality

Employee Stories

Employees at UMMC strive every day to make sure they are delivering the safest and highest quality of care. These stories are examples of how UMMC's employees are succeeding.

Core Measures

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has established standard treatment guidelines for several different areas of health care. These areas, listed below, are known as core measures. Click on the links below to compare UMMC's performance with national averages.

Patient Safety Resources

When a hospital stay is needed, there are some things you can do to help you or your family member receive the highest quality and safest care.

Patients Treated at UMMC

The University of Maryland Medical Center is a major innovative teaching hospital in downtown Baltimore that provides a full range of health care services to individuals throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.

What Do Patients Say About UMMC

The University of Maryland Medical Center is a major innovative teaching hospital in downtown Baltimore that provides a full range of health care services to individuals throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Patient Survival Rates

As a tertiary academic medical center, the University of Maryland Medical Center often treats patients with life-threatening conditions.

Keep Me Safe During My Stay

Patient safety is our top priority. To that end, we have implemented many systems, practices and programs designed to reduce falls, medication and treatment errors, and infections.

Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.  Please review it carefully.  

Joint Commission Public Notice

To ensure the highest quality health care for our patients, the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly participates in a national accreditation process conducted by The Joint Commission.

The University of Maryland Medial Center (UMMC) is proud to share information about our hospital's patient safety and quality data. By presenting individuals with the facts, we hope to help you make an informed decision about whether UMMC is the right hospital for you or your loved ones. We also believe that sharing this information with the public will help us improve the care we provide.

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This page was last updated: February 11, 2014

         
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