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Memorial Hermann Earns National Recognition for Quality and Safety

HOUSTON (October05, 2018)

Memorial 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.

Memorial Hermann-TMC 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.

Memorial Hermann-TMC is an academic medical center affiliated with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth).

“We are 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.”

The 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.

Nearly 300 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.

The 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).

“Today’s 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.”