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Connally Memorial earns bronze award
Connally Memorial Medical Center has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Bronze Award, a quality improvement award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The award recognizes Connally Memorial Medical Center’s efforts to improve patient outcomes on select national quality measures. Out of a total of 393 hospitals statewide, only 33 earned the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award. The Silver Award went to 45 hospitals, and 57 hospitals earned the Bronze Award. This award places Connally Memorial solidly in the top one-third of all participating hospitals.
“We are proud to have achieved this recognition. Our success illustrates our unyielding commitment to patient safety, and to delivering quality health care in the Wilson County region,” said Brian Burnside, CMMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “This award represents a significant amount of work by our team of physicians and healthcare professionals, but the real benefit of our quality improvement efforts goes to the patients we serve.”
The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards honor Texas hospitals by recognizing those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures. Hospitals receiving these awards will be recognized at a special ceremony in Austin on June 11.
Connally Memorial Medical Center was recognized for the Quality Improvement award by meeting and exceeding national quality thresholds, and demonstrating improvement in readmission rates, among other empirical patient outcome measures.
Led by Chief Nursing Officer Sue Tackitt, RN, a multidisciplinary team was established, the focus of which was patient safety and quality of care. “I congratulate all of the team members whose hard work helped Connally Memorial Medical Center achieve this outstanding level of quality performance,” Burnside said.
TMF Health Quality Institute sponsors the awards program in partnership with Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals.
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