8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814
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Awards/Recognition

  • Suburban Hospital was voted "Best" by Bethesda Magazine readers in January 2014. Suburban's Emergency Department and Heart/Stroke care received honors. It is the hospital's fifth year being featured in the magazine's "Best of Bethesda" issue.
  • In October 2013, the Suburban Hospital Stroke Center received the "Get with the Guidelines 2013 Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award" from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

  • Suburban Hospital is one of the best Maryland hospitals for surgery, according to data released in July 2013 by Consumer Reports. Suburban was one of nine Maryland hospitals to achieve the highest rating possible, with a score of “Better,” the highest rating on a five-point scale.

  • In July 2013, Suburban Hospital was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as "High-Performing" in Orthopedics and Gastroenterolgy/GI Surgery.

  • Suburban Hospital, along with Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, received the 2013 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement in Hospitals from the Delmarva Foundation for its improved performance in core measures.

  • In April 2013, the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Awards and Recognition Committee announced Suburban Hospital has received honorable mention for the 2013 Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy.

  • Suburban Hospital was one of only four hospitals in the greater Washington, DC region to receive top ratings for inpatient care and simple and complex emergency care from Washington Consumers’ CHECKBOOK in November 2012.

  • Suburban Hospital was named the "Healthiest Employer" among companies with 1,000-4,999 employees by the Washington Business Journal on September 20, 2012.  Of particular note was the hospital's annual Healthy Destinations program.

  • In September 2012, Suburban Hospital was ranked #1 by the Maryland Hospital Association/Maryland Patient Safety Center’s On-the-Cusp:  Stop BSI program for having zero central line infections since the program’s inception in early 2011.

  • Suburban Hospital was recognized as “high-performing” in four specialties:  Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology in U.S. News and World Report's annual hospital rankings in July 2012.  In addition, Suburban was ranked as #9 in the regional listings for the Washington, D.C. metro area and 15th in the state of Maryland. 

  • Suburban Hospital's inpatient care was rated among the six highest in the Washington, DC region by the Washington Consumers' Checkbook. Suburban was the only hospital in Maryland to receive this recognition.

  • To help hospitals manage high volumes of incoming patients in disaster situations, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health worked with Suburban Hospital to develop a Patient Tracking and Locating System that can be made available to hospitals nationwide. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius deemed this system a "Secretary's Pick" as part of the HHSinnovates program in March 2012.

  • Readers of Bethesda Magazine voted the Suburban Hospital Emergency Department to be the “Best” in the area.

  • Suburban Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Joint Center in December 2011.

  • In December 2011, the Suburban Hospital NIH Stroke Center earned re-certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Stroke Center is a partnership between Suburban Hospital and the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health.

  • Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, received a Silver Eddie award in November 2011 for her article "How to Manage Pain in the Addicted Patient" in Nursing2010 magazine.

  • The Johns Hopkins Health System was named first out of 53 organizations in Maryland who were included in the list of “53 Exceptional Maryland Companies for 2011” by the Gazette of Politics and Business in October 2011.

  • The NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital received a high rating from Consumer Reports in August 2011.  In an article entitled “The Business of Healing Hearts,” the magazine published ratings of 324 heart surgery groups from all over the United States.  The NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital was one of only two heart programs in Maryland to receive a three-star rating. 

  • Several Suburban Hospital physicians were listed in the first U.S. News online directory of Top Doctors in August 2011.

  • In July 2011, Suburban Hospital was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a  high-performing hospital in the Washington, D.C. metro area for Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.  Overall, Suburban placed tenth in the metro area.

  • Brian Gragnolati, Senior Vice President, Johns Hopkins Health Care System and President and CEO, Suburban Hospital, was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in July 2011.  Vice Admiral John C. Mateczun presented Gragnolati with the award. 

  • Suburban Hospital nurse Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, received an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for her book, How to Manage Pain in the Elderly.  Yvonne's book was one of 36 books chosen to receive this prestigious award.

  • Suburban Hospital's Intensive Care Unit received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.  The award recognizes the top critical care units in hospitals nationwide.

  • Suburban Hospital and its organ procurement organization (OPO), the Washington Regional Transplant Community, were rewarded a "Gold Medal of Honor" in October 2010 by the Annual Learning Congress for Hospitals.  This highest level of honor was only given to seven hospitals across the nation.

  • In August 2010, Suburban Hospital became a designated Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Total Joint Replacement.  Hospitals and facilities are designated as "Institutes of Quality" based upon an evaluation of clinical performance and the overall value of the facility.

  • The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) awarded Suburban Hospital’s Cancer Program with the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award.  Programs receive the award after rigorous on-site evaluations of a number of clinical and non-clinical areas.   In 2009, only 82 programs nationwide received the award. 

  • Montgomery County’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Ulder J. Tillman, presented Suburban Hospital with a “Platinum Award” on May 18, 2010. The award recognizes Suburban’s outstanding dedication and exceptional service to the mission of the Montgomery County Cancer Crusade in addressing disparities in cancer screening and access to care.   

  • Emergency Department attained a 90th percentile ranking for patient satisfaction in Maryland and nationally, according to the official Press Ganey report for third quarter 2010.

  • The American Heart Association (AHA) renewed Suburban Hospital's "Fit Friendly" status for our staff-oriented Healthy Destinations program that promotes health and fitness. The AHA’s “Fit-Friendly Companies” program recognizes companies that inspire change by finding innovative ways to promote physical health in the workplace.

  • Suburban Hospital's Cancer Program received the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons - Commission on Cancer (ACoS-CoC).  The CoC Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. 

  • Awarded a Best-in-Class® Seal from HR Solutions, Inc. for excellence with regard to employee survey efforts.

  • Voted "Best Hospital" and "Best ER" by Bethesda Magazine readers.

  • In the April 2009 Washingtonian, Suburban Hospital’s Emergency Department earned top marks for treating stroke, heart attack, and other emergencies by The Washingtonian’s Top Doctors. The magazine surveyed nearly 500 physicians recognized in the April 2008 Top Doctors list, asking for their advice on area emergency rooms and where they would go for medical emergencies. In their list of choices, Suburban Hospital received the highest percentage for any Maryland hospital in all categories.

  • MONEY magazine identifies Montgomery County as one of the top 25 U.S. counties for life expectancy; Suburban Hospital and National Naval Medical Center cited as "two top ranked hospitals that help make affluent, educated Montgomery County No. 1 for longevity." (2008)

  • "Organizational growth, innovation, and community service" contributed to Suburban Hospital earning 9th place out of 100 Maryland organizations that sought to be acknowledged in the Gazette of Politics and Business "Exceptional 53" competition. (2008)

  • Emergency Dept. named among the region's best by Washington Consumers' Checkbook magazine. (2008).

  • Hospital receives top ratings among acute care hospitals in Maryland for job satisfaction, loyalty, and willingness to recommend to other nurses, in semi-annual survey by Maryland Hospital Assn. (2008).

  • Cardiothoracic Unit staff receives Best Nursing Team Award from ADVANCE for Nurses magazine (2008).

  • Named "Best Hospital if You're Having a Heart Attack" by readers of Bethesda Magazine (2008).

  • Designated Primary Stroke Center by The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) (2007)

  • Eby Emergency/Trauma Center named among the five most highly prepared trauma centers in the nation by the National Foundation for Trauma Care. (2006)

  • Voted "Best Hospital for Emergency Services" by readers of Bethesda Magazine (2007)

  • Suburban Hospital was recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) as one of only 17 hospitals in the nation - the only one in the DC area - to score better than the national average for preventing deaths while treating heart attacks. (2007)

  • Hospital President Brian Gragnolati receives Partnership for Action Grassroots Champion Award by American Hospital Assn. (2007)

  • Annual Community Service Award from Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce (2006).

  • CareScience Award for Heart Care: Recognized as a Select Practice National Quality Leader in the category of Medically Managed Myocardial Infarction (heart attack). (2006)