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Three Memorial Hermann Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Quality and Safety

HOUSTON (September23, 2019)

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital earned national recognition as top performers for excellence in delivering high-quality care by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking at the 2019 Vizient Connections Education Summit in Las Vegas on Sept. 19.

Memorial Hermann-TMC received the 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Academic Medical Centers, and ranked seventh of 93 participating academic medical centers. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands received the 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Centers and ranked fifth among 79 participating institutions in that category. Memorial Hermann Katy received the 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Complex Care Medical Centers and ranked sixth of 82 participating hospitals.

Memorial Hermann-TMC, which ranked ninth nationally among academic medical center in Vizient’s 2018 rankings, is affiliated with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth).

“This is an incredible honor and I am proud of our entire workforce and affiliated physicians who made this recognition possible,” said Memorial Hermann President and CEO David L. Callender, MD. “We’re dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve and our success is dependent on the quality of every aspect of care.”

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for work spanning July 2018 through June 2019.

This year, 349 participating hospitals were segmented into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study: comprehensive academic medical centers, large, specialized complex care medical centers, complex care medical centers and community hospitals. The ranking measured performance based on safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency and patient centeredness.

“Leading hospitals across the country effectively use clinical, cost and operational data to engage their teams in driving improvements in patient care,” said Bharat Sundaram, president and chief operating officer for Vizient. “This award recognizes Memorial Hermann’s performance-driven culture for achieving the highest quality and patient-centered outcomes.”