Nationally Recognized, Close to Home

Celebrating a Culture of Quality

Frederick Memorial Hospital is now recognized among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades® provides objective, comprehensive information about healthcare, and has recognized us as one of the country’s leading hospitals. In 2017, we were the recipients of six Healthgrades awards for hospital excellence, including:

  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care ™

Our goal has always been to provide excellent care to residents in Frederick County, and these awards confirm that our doctors, nurses, and staff are working harder than ever so that you and your loved ones can feel safe and comforted when you come to FMH.

What Healthgrades Measures

  • Independently analyzes each short-term acute care hospital in the country
  • Hospitals may not opt-in or opt-out
  • Statistical model compares actual vs. predicted performance for specific patient outcomes
  • Risk adjustment accounts for differences in patient illness/risk factors of your patient population

What Healthgrades Star Ratings Mean

Healthgrades star rating system helps patients to know which hospitals achieve better than expected outcomes.

  • 5 stars-Outcome better than expected: 15%
  • 3 stars-Outcome as expected: 70%
  • 1 star-Outcome worse than expected: 15%

Want to know how FMH faired in the ratings? Take a look at our awards.

Patients treated at hospitals receiving this award had a 27.3% lower risk of dying or experiencing a complication than if treated at hospitals that did not receive the award*

* *Statistics are based on Healthgrades methodology which includes MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent three year estimates for Medicare patients only.

**”Region” is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV CBSA as defined by the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget