Productivity award to UM Medical Center

Maryland Watch

October 29, 1997

The University of Maryland Medical Center is scheduled to receive this morning a U.S. Senate Productivity Award from Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski.

The program, run by the Maryland senators and administered by the business school at the University of Maryland, College Park, is based on productivity standards set for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The university is the only Maryland winner this year, and the first hospital to receive the Maryland award.

Based on a number of business criteria, the award also affirms that the hospital offers good patient care, said Barbara Davis, vice president for clinical quality systems.

A review team of outside business executives checked clinical indicators as well as information in such areas as marketing, strategic planning and information systems, Davis said.

"This award recognizes our sustained high performance and our increases in patient volume and satisfaction in a highly competitive environment, " said Dr. Morton I. Rapoport, president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical System.

Pub Date: 10/29/97

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