• The Joint Commission Public Notice

    Anne Arundel Medical Center's mission is to enhance the health status of the people we serve by providing patients with compassionate, high quality services that will help alleviate pain, preserve health and extend life. If you have concerns about patient care or safety in our hospital please contact Shirley Knelly, Chief Patient Safety Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, at 443-481-1328 or the Patient Advocacy Office at 443-481-4820 to discuss those concerns. In addition you may contact our Patient Speak-Up program at either 443-481-1338.

    To ensure our mission Anne Arundel Medical Center regularly participates in a national accreditation process conducted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare (The Joint Commission). The Joint Commission will conduct unannounced accreditation surveys of Anne Arundel Medical Center to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. The Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. If after working with the Quality and Patient Safety Department or the Patient Advocacy Office, you feel your care and safety issues have not been resolved, you may report patient safety concerns to The Joint Commission:

    Office of Health Care Quality    
    410-402-8016 or 877-402-8218
    Office of Health Care Quality  
    7120 Samuel Morse Drive, Second Floor
    Columbia, MD 21046

    To receive an automated message providing instructions on how to file a written patient safety report or concern, call the Office of Quality and Patient Safety: (800)-994-6610.