Health And Medicine

April 17, 2005

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center wins recognition

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center has been recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission's online hospital report card for improved hospital performance, the medical center said in a statement.

The commission's Maryland Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide compares how all Maryland hospitals administer standard procedures for heart attack, pneumonia and congestive heart failure patients.

Upper Chesapeake scored higher than the state average for treating pneumonia and congestive heart failure, including a 91 percent performance rating for the administration of pneumococcal vaccination compared with the state average of 48 percent. Results can be found online at http://hospitalguide. mhcc.state.md.us.

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