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Mtn. Laurel Medical Center Earns Highest Community Health Quality Recognition in Maryland

Last Updated on Sep 8, 2023 at 3:25pm | Health & Social

Photo of Mt. Laurel Medical Center, Oakland, MDFor the third year in a row, Mountain Laurel Medical Center has achieved the highest recognition of all Maryland health centers.
The Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges are awarded based on data submitted as part of the annual Uniform Data System report to the Health Resources & Services Administration.
The Silver-level CHQR Badge is awarded to health centers that rank within the top 11-20% in the nation.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center was the only health center in Maryland to receive the Silver badge. No health centers were awarded Gold and only one health center earned Bronze out of 17 Maryland health centers.
In addition to the Silver badge, Mountain Laurel Medical Center was also awarded the Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) badge. This badge recognizes health centers that meet specific criteria to optimize HIT services, such as adopting an electronic health record system, offering telehealth services, exchanging clinical information electronically and collecting data on patient social risk factors. Only nine health centers in Maryland received this recognition.
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