St. David’s Georgetown Hospital has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF established the awards program in partnership with The Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association to honor Texas hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care. TMF recognizes St. David’s Georgetown Hospital for improving the hospital’s performance on specific national quality measures.
“As a nonprofit consulting company focused on promoting quality health and health care, TMF is proud to recognize St. David’s Georgetown Hospital for promoting quality improvement activities and senior management for promoting a quality culture,” Tom Manley, Chief Executive Officer of TMF Health Quality Institute, said. “Quality improvement is a complex and demanding process and we thank St. David’s Georgetown Hospital for its commitment to improving the health of Texans and the efficiency of health care in our state.”
The awards acknowledge hospitals for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
The awards recognize hospitals that are active in quality improvement and have made the required improvements on a composite scoring system, called the Appropriate Care Measure (ACM). For acute care hospitals, the ACM consists of 24 quality indicators: eight AMI, four heart failure, seven pneumonia and five surgical care measures.