Memorial Hermann is part of a movement to improve health care for older adults called the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. This national movement to focus not only on health issues in older adults but on ‘What Matters Most’ to them.
As part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, are helping hospitals and other care settings implement a set of evidence-based interventions specifically designed to improve care for older adults.
Memorial Hermann now joins more than 1,900 hospitals and health care practices nationwide working to make care for older adults even more tailored to patients’ goals and preferences and consistently of high quality.
Currently, the IHI recognizes Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Hospital as Age-Friendly Health System Participants. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann | Rockets Orthopedic Hospital have received the highest honor, the IHI’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Committed to Care Excellence recognition.