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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been honored as a 2013 “high performing hospital” in neurology and neurosurgery by US News and World Report.

Of the nearly 4,800 hospitals in the U.S. that were evaluated for the “Best Hospitals” lists, 273 were recognized as being high performing in neurology and neurosurgery, according to a news release from the Clinton hospital. The hospital also was recognized as a “Best Regional Hospital” in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The Stroke Center at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, which treats more stroke patients than any hospital in Maryland, was the first facility in Prince George’s County to be certified as a primary stroke center, the release states.

The stroke program has received several other accolades in recent years, including inclusion on the Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award and is on its way to earning the Gold Award as well.

“Our goal has always been to serve the community and alleviate stroke,” said Dr. Stuart J. Goodman, the hospital’s chief of neurology and medical director of the Stroke Center. “We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, and we are delighted to be recognized for those accomplishments.”