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Otto Kaiser recognized for high-quality care


Otto Kaiser recognized for high-quality care
Vincent Sowell, CNO of Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital, along with members of the hospital nursing staff, displays the Quality Improvement Bronze Award.


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Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Bronze Award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association, and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures. This program was established in 2004 as a noncompetitive recognition program designed to recognize exemplary outcomes achieved by hospitals statewide.

The 2014 Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards, based on achievements in 2012 and 2013, honor Texas hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care by recognizing those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures. Hospitals receiving these awards were recognized at a special ceremony in Austin on June 11.

“TMF is proud to recognize these hospitals for promoting quality improvement activities and their senior management for promoting a quality culture,” said Tom Manley, CEO of TMF Health Quality Institute. “Quality improvement is a complex and demanding process, and we thank Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital for their commitment to improving the health of Texans and the efficiency of health care in our state.”
 

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