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Meritus Medical Center receives two Circle of Honor Awards

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Meritus Medical Center received two Circle of Honor awards recently as part of the 2020 Patient Safety Innovation selections from the Maryland Patient Safety Center.

The hospital was recognized for Lean daily management through leadership rounding and a program called “Mothers as Medicine: An Innovative Approach to Care for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.” Leadership rounding enhances communication of ideas that can positively affect efficient care and patient satisfaction. The “Mothers as Medicine” project directly impacts the population of babies born with addictions who stay in the hospital’s special care nursery after birth.

“With more than 70 submissions to choose from, we know that health care organizations here in Maryland are some of the most forward thinking throughout the country,” says Barbara Epke, interim president and CEO of the Maryland Patient Safety Center.

Winners were selected by a panel of independent judges who are leaders in the Maryland health care community. The goal of the Maryland Patient Safety Center is to make health care in the state the safest in the nation by focusing on the systems of care, reducing the occurrence of adverse events and improving the culture of patient safety at Maryland health care facilities.

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