Memorial Hermann Earns National Recognition for Quality and Safety
Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center earned
national recognition as top performers for superior quality and safety by the
Vizient Quality and Accountability Study at the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit
in Las Vegas on Oct. 4.
received the 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for
Academic Medical Centers, and ranked ninth of 99 participating academic medical
centers. Memorial Hermann
Memorial City received the 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality
Leadership Award for Complex Teaching Medical Centers and ranked seventh among 100
participating teaching medical centers.
Hermann-TMC is an academic medical center affiliated with McGovern Medical
School at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth).
extremely proud of our partnership with UTHealth and the role Memorial Hermann
plays in developing some of the best healthcare providers in Texas and the
nation,” said Memorial Hermann President and CEO Chuck Stokes. “Recognition
from Vizient, an esteemed industry leader in quality measurement, underscores Memorial
Hermann’s commitment to providing environments that help facilitate great
patient outcomes and foster clinical and academic excellence.”
Vizient Quality and Accountability Study helps academic medical centers,
complex teaching medical centers and community hospitals identify structures
and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a
broad spectrum of patient care activity.
academic medical centers, complex teaching medical centers and community
hospitals were included in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. The
study measured performance based on safety, timeliness, effectiveness,
efficiency, equity and patient centeredness.
study’s composite scoring system uses patient-level performance data from a
variety of sources, including the Vizient Clinical Data Base, Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Core Measures , the Hospital Consumer
Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
leading hospitals are leveraging advanced analytics and innovative technology
to provide superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences and while
effectively managing costs,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief executive
officer for Vizient. “Receiving this award indicates that Memorial Hermann has
demonstrated a leadership style focused on results and a culture of
collaboration and adaptability that is necessary to succeed during this time of
change in the health care industry. We congratulate them on their achievement
and commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.”