MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Receives Platinum Designation as Inpatient Provider of Behavioral Health Services
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, part of MedStar Health, has received the Platinum designation, the highest status a facility can meet...
September 3, 2015
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, part of MedStar Health, has received the Platinum designation, the highest status a facility can meet, as an inpatient provider of behavioral health services through Optum’s Achievements in Clinical Excellence (ACE) program.
The ACE program is a facility measurement program that recognizes those facilities providing both effective and efficient clinical care. A collaboration between Optum, formerly known as United Behavioral Health, and the behavioral health providers in its network, it is designed to help people make more informed choices when selecting a provider.
“This is a great honor and a testament to the hard work of all of our associates here at MedStar Montgomery,” says Kent Fangboner, director of the Addiction and Mental Health Center. “It provides assurance to patients and their families that the behavioral healthcare they will receive here is of the highest quality.”
MedStar Montgomery was honored with the Platinum distinction based on clinical data collected by Optum over the course of an entire year. Optum looked at specific criteria, such as readmission rates and average length of inpatient stay, and compared MedStar Montgomery’s data to that of other facilities in the region. Of the key data points examined, MedStar Montgomery exceeded nearly all.
“I believe MedStar Montgomery Medical Center truly represents the epitome of what outstanding mental healthcare services can and should be,” said Rick Jemanez, MD, Optum’s national medical director, External Health Plans. “The hospital is a credit to the community and the mental health profession at large.”
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is 138 bed not-for-profit hospital serving the greater Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. As a proud member of MedStar Health, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is committed to delivering the latest in modern medicine and medical technology. For more information about the hospital, contact Gina Cook, marketing and communications manager, at 301-774-8774 or [email protected].
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