Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Adventist HealthCare
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Location Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Care system Adventist HealthCare
Beds 313
Founded 1979
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Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a 313-licensed bed acute care facility located in Rockville, Maryland. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital provides a range of health services to the community such as high-risk obstetrical care, cardiac and vascular care, oncology services, orthopedic care, surgical services and pediatric care. Opened in 1979, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital operates as part of Adventist HealthCare, a health-care delivery system that includes hospitals, home health agencies and other health-care services. Adventist HealthCare is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

John Sackett is President of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and joined in April 2013.[1][2]

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is located within a 600-acre Life Sciences Center (LSC), which has Montgomery County's largest concentration of advanced technology companies including the hospital, Johns Hopkins University-Montgomery County Campus (JHU-MCC), the Universities at Shady Grove and biotechnology companies.[3][4]

As part of the Shady Grove Life Sciences Campus, the hospital established a partnership in 2008 with the Universities at Shady Grove and Salisbury University to offer a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy at the USG campus in Rockville.[5][6]

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital participates in the annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day event, which encourages seventh graders to pursue careers in science and medicine by highlighting the achievements and capabilities of the companies located at the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center.[7][8]


When Shady Grove Adventist Hospital admitted its first patient in December 1979, it was located in a "rural" part of Montgomery County, surrounded by fields. With some 2,100 employees, 1,200 Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals, and 350 to 380 volunteers per month, Shady Grove Adventist delivers more than 5,000 babies, treats more than 108,000 emergency patients at its main Rockville and Germantown emergency locations, and cares for more than 60,000 inpatients each year.

In 2009, the hospital completed a four-year $100 million expansion and renovation project[9] with an expanded NICU and new Pediatric Emergency Department and an expanded state-of-the-art Surgical Services area.

Medical Services[edit]

The hospital provides medical and non-medical services for men, women and children. Medical services include pediatrics, bariatric surgery, cardiology, vascular, orthopedics, oncology, radiology, wound care, surgical services, special care services and emergency services.[10][11]

Average number of individuals/day who receive inpatient care Average number of individuals/day employed by Shady Grove Adventist
164 1678

The Birth Center[edit]

The Birth Center has private labor and delivery suites, private Mother-Baby suites, and a Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).[12] A Level III-B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists who perform major surgeries for patients with congenital malformations or acquired conditions. A Level III-B NICU is designated for newborns with extreme prematurity, which is 28 weeks' gestation or less, or extremely low birth weight (1000g or less) or severe or complex illness.[13][14] It is staffed by neonatalogists and neonatal nurses.

In October 2008, Shady Grove became the first hospital in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area to offer a Birth Advisor[15] to aid expectant mothers in preparing for their upcoming birth experience. This free appointment with Kathy Schaaf, RN, Birth Advisor, allows expectant mothers a one-on-one discussion with an experienced Labor and Delivery nurse about their individual needs and expectations for their hospital stay.[16][17]


Shady Grove operates the first Pediatric Emergency Department[18] in Montgomery County staffed with fellowship-trained, Pediatric Emergency Physicians and Pediatric Intensivists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.[19]

Shady Grove's Pediatrics department is staffed with specially-trained pediatricians and pediatric nurses that have both the medical expertise to care for children and the understanding to help children and their families cope emotionally and developmentally to health-care experiences in a positive manner. The dedicated Pediatrics unit includes a playroom filled with toys and games, and also comes equipped with mobile gaming units to help young patients pass the time. [1]

Cardiac & Vascular Services[edit]

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital ranks in the top 25% of hospitals nationwide for overall heart attack care.[citation needed] The hospital's heart care outcomes have earned it recognitions from across the state of Maryland and the nation by leading organizations that grant accreditations and awards based on quality. These include Designated Cardiac Interventional Center (CIC) by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), Primary PCI Waiver grantee by the Maryland Healthcare Commission (MHCC), National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Performance Achievement Award and Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achievement Award by the American Heart Association (AHA). [2] [3]

In 2009, Shady Grove was designated as a Cycle II Chest Pain Center, the only one in Montgomery County to earn this accreditation.[20] In 2012, Shady Grove obtained its Cycle III Chest Pain designation, one of only four hospitals in Maryland to achieve this. [4]

Shady Grove's board certified cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons provide the following cardiac and vascular care.

Cancer Care[edit]

The oncology program at Shady Grove is one of 1,400 oncology programs in the country approved as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons.[22][23]

Inpatient cancer treatments include diagnosis, surgery, blood transfusions, antibiotic therapy, chemotherapy, pain management, sickle-cell crisis treatment, treatment for the side effects of cancer therapy. Inpatient care is provided on a dedicated oncology unit within the hospital.[24]

Outpatient cancer treatments are offered at the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center, located on the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital campus. [5]

Shady Grove Adventist Radiation Oncology Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).[28] There are two locations for Shady Grove Adventist Radiation Oncology – in Rockville and in Germantown, which opened in March 2011 [6] – offering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Prostate Seed Implants.[29] The Shady Grove Breast Center, opening in spring of 2012, is a partnership between Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Shady Grove Radiology. The center will provide enhanced breast health care, including imaging and breast cancer support services. [7]

Surgical Services[edit]

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital's 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) Surgical Services Unit is equipped with 16 operating rooms, 22 pre-operation patient beds and 48 recovery beds.[25]

Surgical services include: Abdominal, Neurosurgery, Bariatric, Oncology, Colon and Rectal, Ophthalmology, Cosmetic and Reconstructive, Orthopedic (including total joint replacement), Dental Surgery, Otolaryngology, Gastrointestinal, Sports Medicine, General Surgery, Thoracic, Gynecological, Urology and Metabolic Vascular.[26]

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital acquired the da Vinci surgical robot in 2011, offering the next level of minimally invasive surgery, which means smaller incisions, faster recovery times and less discomfort for patients. [8]

The Joint Replacement Center[edit]

The Joint Replacement Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital includes a joint replacement trained team on a dedicated orthopedic unit. The Center offers total hip and knee replacement surgery, bilateral knee replacement surgery and partial knee replacement surgery. [9]

In 2010, the Joint Replacement Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital became the first hospital in Montgomery County to use the Hana table, which offers the anterior approach to hip surgery. [10]

The Center earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for joint replacement of hips and knees in 2013. [11]

Sexual Abuse and Assault Center[edit]

The Forensic Medical Unit at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is Montgomery County's only sexual abuse and assault center is also located at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. This unit is staffed with specially trained forensic nurse examiners who help victims of sexual violence receive compassionate and expert medical treatment for physical and mental injuries, and with forensic evidence collection.[33] [12]

Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center[edit]

The Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center opened in September 2013 and is located on the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital campus in Rockville, Md. The Center is named after key donor and Montgomery County resident Michael Aquilino.

It provides outpatient clinical and support services for various types of cancer. Services include:

  • Physician offices
  • Chemotherapy and infusion
  • Radiation therapy
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Cancer Navigation Team, which includes nurse navigators, an oncology dietitian and a social worker
  • Clinical research
  • Education and resource area
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Complementary alternative medicine
  • Fitness activities

The Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer is part of the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center and the Great Seneca Science Corridor in Rockville/Gaithersburg. This allows physicians to closely collaborate with local and national research organizations, which offers patients an opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research projects. [13]

Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center[edit]

The Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center is located in Germantown, Maryland, and serves residents in central and northern Montgomery County. It functions similarly to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital's Emergency Department, but does not have inpatient beds. Patients who need to be admitted are transported by ambulance to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital or other area hospitals.[27][28] More than 36,000 patients receive emergency care at the Germantown emergency center each year. [14]

The Center opened August 7, 2006, and is administratively and operationally a part of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.[29]

The 24-hour facility expanded access to upcounty residents of Montgomery County. Other health services on the Germantown campus include a primary care clinic and women's health clinic for low-income patients, an outpatient radiology center and physician offices.[30][31]

Designations, Accreditations & Awards[edit]

  • Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)[39]
  • Earned the Gold Performance Achievement Award in 2013 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry®-Get With the Guidelines™ (GWTG) for heart attack care. [15]
  • Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2012 by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.[16]
  • Received Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2013 from the American Heart Association (AHA) for following the AHA's Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators for 12 consecutive months and complying with the AHA's Quality Measures. [17]
  • Earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for joint replacement of hips and knees in 2013. [18]
  • Named in July 2012 as high performing in four specialty areas by U.S. News and World Report. Areas included geriatrics, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and nephrology. [19]
  • Barbara Truland-Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital awarded a Merit Award in the 19th Annual Professional Awards Program by the Maryland and Potomac Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).[32]
  • Named Cycle III Chest Pain Center in 2012 by Society of Chest Pain Centers. [20]
  • Cardiac Interventional Center (CIC) by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), one of only 23 hospitals designated in Maryland for quality interventional heart care. This is required for an ambulance to bring a heart attack patient to a hospital in Maryland. [21]
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital's Vascular Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) for its noninvasive vascular testing in the areas of carotid ultrasound and venous ultrasound. The Vascular Lab is also fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). [22]
  • Shady Grove's Nuclear Medicine, within the Radiology Department, was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT), or CAT scanning, in 2011 by the American College of Radiology (ACR). [23]
  • The Center for Fitness and Health at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital earned national recognition for quality and service with a three-year re-certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2011. [24]
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Care Award in 2011. Shady Grove is the only hospital in Maryland to earn this award, which demonstrates excellence in lactation care for breastfeeding mothers by staffing its program with nurses who are all IBCLC. [25]
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital was granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) in 2011 in recognition of the echocardiography laboratory's commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease
  • Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)[33]
  • Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)[34]
  • Named to Thompson Reuters Top 100 Hospital Performance Improvement list[35]
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital's cancer program[36] was granted a three-year approval with commendation in March 2010 by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), a designation held by only 25 percent of U.S. hospitals.[37][38]
  • Primary Stroke Center (PSC), 2007, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).[39]
  • Chest Pain Center, 2007, Society of Chest Pain Centers[40]
  • Accredited Cancer Program with Commendation, 2008, American College of Surgeons (ACoS)[41]
  • Green Leadership Award, 2008, BisNow publications, Tower Companies, the US Green Building Council (National Capital Region), the George Washington University and the Sustainable Business Network of Washington[42]
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2007 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery[43]
  • Ernest Amory Codman Award, 2005. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) named Shady Grove Adventist Hospital a 2005 winner of the ninth annual Ernest Amory Codman Award,[44] which recognizes excellence in the use of outcomes measurement by health care organizations to achieve improvements in the quality and safety of health care.[45]
  • In October 2008, The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) granted Shady Grove a two-year waiver to perform elective percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).[46][47] Shady Grove was one of four hospitals that was granted the waiver as part of a multi-state clinical study based the health care board's assessment of its high-quality, high volumes and patient outcomes.
  • Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2010 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry–Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) for Cardiac and Vascular Services. Shady Grove is one of 135 nationwide to be recognized for implementing a higher standard of care for coronary artery disease and heart attack patients.[48]


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Coordinates: 39°05′55″N 77°11′56″W / 39.09861°N 77.19889°W / 39.09861; -77.19889