|By Marketwired .||
|May 5, 2014 05:29 PM EDT||
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- TMF Health Quality Institute announced today that 135 Texas hospitals have won a 2014 Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award by achieving gains in key clinical areas designated as national health care priorities. The award recognizes hospitals that undertake efforts to advance the quality of care in their facilities. Leaders from each hospital will meet in Austin on June 11 at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel to receive their awards.
"TMF is proud to recognize these hospitals for promoting quality improvement activities and their senior management for promoting a quality culture," said Tom Manley, CEO of TMF Health Quality Institute. "Quality improvement is a complex and demanding process, and we thank these hospitals for their commitment to improving the health of Texans and the efficiency of health care in our state."
TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas, manages the award program in association with the Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. The award program was established in 2004, and awards are presented every two years.
At the June 11 ceremony, TMF will honor leadership teams from the 135 award-winning hospitals. The event will feature a keynote address from Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, author, speaker and humorist.
"Implementing quality improvements demands a steadfast commitment," said Austin colon and rectal surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, chair of the TMF Health Quality Institute board of trustees. "These hospitals have proven that change can be accomplished with a commitment from leadership and a focus on teamwork. The end result is better quality of care for patients."
The 2014 Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards, based on achievements in 2012 and 2013, honor Texas hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care by recognizing those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures.
The award program recognizes three tiers of winners for their performance: Gold, Silver and Bronze. The criteria include quality data reporting measures as well as readmissions measures. All Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS or Acute Care) Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) across the state were automatically included as participants in the non-competitive 2012-2013 program. Out of all 313 IPPS or Acute Care Hospitals and 80 CAHs statewide, 33 earned the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award. The Silver Award went to 45 hospitals, and 57 hospitals earned the Bronze Award.
During the program year, hospitals focused on making improvements in clinical areas that have been designated a priority for U.S. health care by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission, an independent, non-profit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. These measures use data associated with providers' ability to deliver high-quality care or relate to long term goals for quality health care.
Hospitals were evaluated on specific criteria based on their designation as an IPPS/Acute Care Hospital or CAH. For further detail on award criteria, visit the IPPS Criteria page or the CAH Criteria page. The list of the honored hospitals is provided below.
For more information on the award program, including information about the award ceremony, visit the TMF Health Quality Institute Awards website at http://award.tmf.org.
GOLD AWARDS (33)
Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington
Big Bend Regional Medical Center
Burleson St. Joseph Health Center
Cornerstone Regional Hospital
DeTar Hospital Navarro
El Paso Specialty Hospital
Electra Memorial Hospital
Hill Country Memorial Hospital
Hunt Regional Community Hospital
Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital
Little River Healthcare
Madison St. Joseph Health Center
Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital - First Colony
Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood
Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Medical Center - San Augustine
Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital
Methodist Hospital for Surgery
Mother Frances Hospital - Jacksonville
Mother Frances Hospital - Winnsboro
North Central Surgical Center
Physicians Surgical Hospital at Quail Creek
Rankin County Hospital
Red River Regional Hospital
Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital
Seton Highland Lakes Hospital
Texas Institute for Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
Texas Spine & Joint Hospital
Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital
TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital
USMD Hospital at Fort Worth
SILVER AWARDS (45)
Ballinger Memorial Hospital
Baptist Medical Center
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
Baylor Medical Center at Uptown
Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth
Bayside Community Hospital
CHRISTUS Hospital - Saint Elizabeth
College Station Medical Center
Conroe Regional Medical Center
East Texas Medical Center - Fairfield
Eastland Memorial Hospital
Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso
Good Shepherd Medical Center
Grimes St. Joseph Health Center
Hamilton General Hospital
Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
Houston Physicians' Hospital
Kell West Regional Hospital
Lake Pointe Medical Center
Lavaca Medical Center
Medical Center of Lewisville
Medina Regional Hospital
Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
Methodist McKinney Hospital
Plains Memorial Hospital
Scott & White Hospital - Brenham
Scott & White Hospital - Round Rock
Shannon Medical Center
South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital
St. David's South Austin Medical Center
St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital
St. Mark's Medical Center
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
The Physicians Centre Hospital
USMD Hospital at Arlington
Winkler County Memorial Hospital
Yoakum Community Hospital
BRONZE AWARDS (57)
Abilene Regional Medical Center
Baptist Beaumont Hospital
Basin Healthcare Center
Baylor Medical Center at Garland
Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie
Bowie Memorial Hospital
Brownwood Regional Medical Center
Centennial Medical Center
Citizens Medical Center
Coleman County Medical Center
Connally Memorial Medical Center
Cuero Community Hospital
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
Denton Regional Medical Center
Doctors Hospital of Laredo
Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio
Good Shepherd Medical Center Linden
Harlingen Medical Center
Hendrick Medical Center
Heritage Park Surgical Hospital
Hill Regional Hospital
Houston Northwest Medical Center
Lake Granbury Medical Center
Laredo Medical Center
Las Colinas Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Mitchell County Hospital District
Nacogdoches Medical Center
Nix Health Care System
North Hills Hospital
Northwest Texas Surgery Center
Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital
Providence Health Center
Rollins Brook Community Hospital
Seton Southwest Hospital
St. David's Medical Center
St. Joseph Regional Health Center
Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall
The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
University Medical Center
University Medical Center Brackenridge
UT Southwestern University Hospital - St. Paul
W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital
Wadley Regional Medical Center
TMF Health Quality Institute focuses on improving lives by improving the quality of health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. For more than 40 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners in a variety of settings improve care for their patients. www.tmf.org
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