Awards and Recognition
At Memorial Hermann, we believe that the more information you have about the care we provide, the more prepared you are to choose with confidence. Because we are committed to delivering the best possible clinical care to our patients, we benchmark and measure our performance against other hospitals across the country. We rigorously measure quality and patient safety in our drive to deliver exceptional patient outcomes.
Memorial Hermann has been recognized as a national and regional leader in quality care. We have taken major steps to build a system of care that ensures timely, accurate, safe and effective treatments. Our 21,000 employees and our 5,500 affiliated medical staff physicians strive to create a high-reliability culture that fosters and supports patient safety as a core value.
In 2009, we received the National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum (NQF). The NQF is a unique, multi-stakeholder organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of American healthcare by setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement.
Memorial Hermann received the National Health System Patient Safety Leadership Award. Based on quantitative safety results, this award recognizes health systems that place the highest value on patient safety. Our relentless focus on continuous improvement continues to lead to other awards and recognition. We'd like to share some of those with you now.
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 impact our patient safety and quality successes are having on raising the standard of care across our system and across the nation.
For the fifth consecutive year, Memorial Hermann Northwest, Memorial Hermann Southeast, Memorial Hermann Southeast, and Memorial Herrmann The Woodlands have collectively been named among the nation’s 50 Best hospitals by Healthgrades in 2014, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This distinction, which was achieved based on an evaluation of clinical performance over seven years, places Memorial Hermann Health System in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide, out of over 4,500 hospitals evaluated.
Additionally, five Memorial Hermann hospitals have been recognized by Healthgrades as America’s 100 Best hospitals in four common conditions and procedures. Collectively, Memorial Hermann Northwest, Memorial Hermann Southeast, Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands 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.
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U.S.News & World Report published its annual list of America’s Best Hospitals, ranking TIRR Memorial Hermann among the top 50 for rehabilitation for the 25th consecutive year, at No.3. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital was ranked No. 25 in Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Several other Memorial Hermann hospitals were recognized as among the best in Houston and considered “high-performing” in certain specialties, including:
The rankings are freely available at USNews.com and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.
Memorial Hermann was named one of the Top 5 Large Health Systems in the nation 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 healthcare. 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.
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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.
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.
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.