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.
National Quality Healthcare Award
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.
National Health System Patient Safety Leadership Award
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.
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 impact our patient safety and quality successes are having on raising the standard of care across our system and across the nation.
Healthgrades America's Best Hospitals
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.
U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Hospitals
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 24th consecutive year, at No.3. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital was ranked No. 50 in gastroenterology & GI surgery, No.32 in nephrology, No. 47 in neurology & neurosurgery. Memorial Hermann-TMC – was ranked No. 49 in nephrology.
U.S. News & World Report’s gave High Performance Rankings to Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center for gynecology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonary; and to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital for diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, GI surgery, gynecology, nephrology and pulmonary.
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 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 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.
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.
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