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Home Town Hospital Makes Good!

Congratulations to Carroll Hospital Center for being ranked #1 in Overall Hospital Care in the State of Maryland by CareChex¹!

The most surprising aspect of the CareChex report to me was the high ranking of smaller, rural hospitals versus the larger, more “prestigious” ones.  For example, the top 3 hospitals in the report were Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD; St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD; and Union Hospital of Cecil County in Elkton, MD.

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore ranked a distant 21st and The University of Maryland Medical Center ranked 40th (out of 45).

Certainly, there may be reasons to go to Johns Hopkins or The University of Maryland – a rare condition requiring intensive care may be one of those reasons – but increasingly, the quality of care being consistently delivered by smaller, rural hospitals can’t be beat by the larger, “big city” hospitals.

Congratulations John Sernulka and team – you make all of Carroll County proud!


For more information on this and other rankings, please visit CareChex.

¹CareChex, a division of The Delta Group, specializes in rating and ranking the quality of hospital and physician care using both public and proprietary measures of performance including process of care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction.

A special “Thank You” to Helen Whitehead for bringing this to my attention.

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