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Awards and Recognition Archive

National Recognition

Healthgrades America's Best Hospitals - 2013

Four Memorial Hermann hospitals were listed among America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®, the leading independent healthcare ratings company. They are ranked among the top 1 percent in the nation. They include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. They are the only Houston-area institutions to achieve this distinction. It places Memorial Hermann among the top 1 percent in the United States, with overall clinical excellence for 9 consecutive years.

Additionally, five Memorial Hermann hospitals were recently recognized by Healthgrades as America’s 100 Best hospitals in four common conditions and procedures. Collectively, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital were recognized in the top 100 for orthopedic surgery, joint replacement and critical care. Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center was recognized as a top 100 hospital for stroke care – its third consecutive year to achieve the distinction. The achievement is part of findings released recently in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes.

Midas+ Platinum Quality Award

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center received the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award for excellence in clinical outcomes. 

Commonwealth Fund

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center received recognition for excellence in heart attack care/reducing readmissions from the Commonwealth Fund

Franklin Award of Distinction

Memorial Hermann Care Management received the Franklin Award of Distinction, recognizing standardized approach to Systemwide care management, granted by The Joint Commission and the American Care Management Association.

Primary Stroke Center

Memorial Hermann -Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers.

Community Hospital Cancer Program

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer granted three-year approval with commendation to the Community Hospital Cancer Programs at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann Northwest and Memorial Hermann Southeast. This distinction is held by seven Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers, including the above facilities plus Memorial Hermann Northeast, Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann-TMC and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. It is achieved by only 25 percent of cancer centers nationwide. 

Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Memorial Hermann Northwest received full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.  This is granted to hospitals that closely follow the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association's recommendations to improve and save lives. 

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the Association of Respiratory Care was awarded to TIRR Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann-TMC. 

Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital were designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, identifies premier providers of comprehensive breast imaging services. 

Magnet Recognition

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) granted Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing to Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Only 6.2% of U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved this honor. 

Pathways to Excellence

Pathways to Excellence designation has been granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to all Memorial Hermann acute care hospitals and TIRR Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital. Acute care hospitals with this designation include Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, Memorial Hermann Northwest, Memorial Hermann Southeast, Memorial Hermann Katy, and Memorial Hermann Northeast. 

American Heart Association

Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands earned recognition for success in improving care for heart disease and stroke patients using the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program as Gold and Gold Plus facilities, respectively. 

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Memorial Hermann Southwest received a three-star designation in 2010 , the highest possible rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, joining only 12 percent of U.S. hospitals receiving this rating. 

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center became the first facility in Texas and the southern U.S. to receive the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 2010 Organizational Achievement Award, recognizing excellence in addiction treatment programs. 

James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award

Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center received the James W. West, M.D., Quality Improvement  Award, named for the medical director emeritus of the Betty Ford Center and long-time advocate for quality in the field of addiction treatment. 

State Recognition

MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITALS RECEIVE GOLD & SILVER TMF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AWARDS

Memorial Hermann Northwest, Memorial Hermann Southeast, Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospitals have received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Gold Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF established the awards program in partnership with The Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. The system's remaining five acute care hospitals received Silver Awards.

Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards 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 awards acknowledge hospitals for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Bill Aston Award for Quality

Memorial Hermann received the Texas Hospital Association 2011 Bill Aston Award for Quality. Established in 2010, the THA award recognizes measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through the sustained implementation of a national and/or state evidence-based patient care initiative. The recognition comes thanks to the hard work and dedication of employees and affiliated physicians, in a commitment to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections.

Texas Department of State Health Services gave its Five-Star Award for exemplary work in caring for newborns and their families to: Memorial Hermann Katy, Memorial Hermann Southeast, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. 

Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital was designated a Texas Ten-Step facility by the Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Department of State Health Services, recognizing its exceptional care for mothers and newborns. 

Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) designated Memorial Hermann Katy, Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and Memorial Hermann-TMC as primary stroke centers. This designation recognizes the fastest, most appropriate stroke care and is achieved by fewer than 30 Texas facilities.