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Other TitlesBenefit of the Hospital and Its Clinics
Hospital Charity Ball
DescriptionIncludes a message "To the People of Maryland" by H.C. Byrd where he explains that "Each year, the Woman's Auxiliary Board holds a Benefit, the proceeds of which are used to provide help for patients who otherwise could not enter the Hospital because of inability to meet financial requirements." Also included is a page with a write up and pictures of "Volunteer Service in the University Hospital." A list of officers and committee members, as well as advertisement and a list of patrons are also present. The 1953 Benefit was held at The Emerson Hotel and featured music by Jack Lederer and His Orchestra.
-- In a separate file is an article that announces the annual "Hospital Charity Ball" (Benefit) and other activities to be held in spring 1953.
KeywordWoman's Auxiliary of the University of Maryland Hospital
Woman's Auxiliary Board of the University Hospital of Maryland
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Assessing and Improving Patient Understanding of Publicly Reported Healthcare-Associated Infection-Related Hospital Quality MeasuresMasnick, Max; Harris, Anthony D.; 0000-0001-6299-6251 (2015)Background Public reporting of hospital quality data is a key element of health care reform in the United States, with the goals of improving quality of care while reducing costs by encouraging reductions in preventable adverse events (PAE). Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a common PAE that cause substantial morbidity and mortality. HAI rates for hospitals are widely available online, including via http://medicare.gov/ hospitalcompare. Publishing these data requires considerable effort and expense for hospitals and the government. However, there has been little research on the ability of the general public to understand published HAI quality measures. Methods Aim 1: We assessed understanding of HAI data as presented on CMS Hospital Compare among a random sample of University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) patients. Participants compared HAI data for two hospitals, and the accuracy of their comparisons was assessed. Aim 2: We analyzed nationwide HAI data to determine their utility in distinguishing among hospitals, and assessed characteristics of this dataset (e.g. geographic areas with hospitals that have substantially different HAI denominators or risk-adjustment profiles) that inform how HAI data are presented. Aim 3: We developed a new method for presenting HAI data to the public. We then conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing this new method to the method from CMS Hospital Compare among a random sample of UMMC patients. Results Aim 1: Participants were able to correctly assess hospital performance 38% of the time (most complex data) to 72% (least complex) of the time. Aim 2: In many geographic areas, HAI-related quality data are diverse enough to distinguish among hospitals. The methods for presenting HAI data on CMS Hospital Compare were suboptimal for displaying characteristics observed in the underlying data. Aim 3: Participants in the experimental arm (with the new data presentation method) got 55.8% of questions correct on average, compared to 31.5% correct in the control arm (p=0.0002). Conclusions The current tabular methods for presenting hospital-level HAI data to the general public on CMS Hospital Compare are understood by one third of patients but can be improved through user centered design.
History of the Woman's Auxiliary Board University of Maryland Hospital 1887-1970 [1970-1987]Bowe, Faith Willis; Cotter, Helen M. (Mrs. Edward F.); Merlis, Grace L. (Mrs. Jerome K.); Sutton, Barbara U. (Mrs. Granger G.) (1987)