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Awards and Recognition Archive

National Recognition

UHC Quality Leadership Award

UHC Quality Leadership Award

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, is one of only 13 academic medical centers in the country to receive the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award by the University Health System Consortium (UHC). The award is given to member institutions that demonstrate superior performance as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study. This is the hospital’s second time to receive this prestigious award.

eisenberg patient safety award

Eisenberg Patient Safety Award

Memorial Hermann was awarded the 2012 Eisenberg Patient Safety Award. Presented by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission, the award recognizes us as a leader in delivering safe, effective healthcare with a patient-centered focus. Memorial Hermann is the first health system in Texas to earn this distinction. We salute our employees and affiliated physicians who have made this achievement possible through their attention to high-reliability behaviors, evidence-based care and harm prevention. We are proud of the effect our patient safety and quality successes are having on raising the standard of care across our system and across the nation.

15 Top Health Systems study by Truven Health (formerly Thomson Reuters)

Memorial Hermann Named One of the Nation's Top 5 Large Health Systems

Memorial Hermann was named one of the Top 5 Large Health Systems in the nation in 2012 and 2013 according to the 15 Top Health Systems study by Truven Health (formerly Thomson Reuters), a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. Memorial Hermann was the only hospital system in Houston and one of only two in Texas named among the nation’s top 15 health systems. The prominent award is based on criteria such as clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Award Foster McGaw

Foster G. McGaw Finalist for Excellence in Community Service

Memorial Hermann was named a finalist of the 2013 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in health care. The Foster G. McGaw Prize is sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation and the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Health Research & Educational Trust. Memorial Hermann was recognized for its innovative community health initiatives, including Health Centers for Schools, Mobile Dental Clinic, ER Navigation, Psych Response Team and Interfaith Community Clinic.

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 (TDSHS)

TDSHS 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 TDSHS, recognizing its exceptional care for mothers and newborns.

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.

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