Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Award
AUSTIN, Texas—In November 2015, St. David’s Medical Center, including Heart Hospital of Austin, was named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™. St. David’s Medical Center, including Heart Hospital of Austin, is one of two Texas hospitals to earn this designation and the only non-teaching hospital in Texas to be recognized this year. This designation is especially significant because 35 of the top 50 designations are allocated for teaching hospitals, with only 15 remaining for non-teaching hospitals. This is the third year the combined hospital campuses have earned this distinction. Prior to being consolidated under St. David’s Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin was recognized with this honor six times.
Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® By Truven Health Analytics
St. David’s Medical Center is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. In 2016, for the seventh consecutive year, St. David’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). St. David’s North Austin Medical Center also received this honor, for its third consecutive year.
15 Top Health System by Thomson Reuters
St. David’s HealthCare and two El Paso-based hospitals, which together make up the HCA Central and West Texas Division, were named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Thomson Reuters. This award recognizes hospital systems that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction and operational efficiency. Selected from more than 300 healthcare systems across the nation, St. David’s HealthCare is the only system in Central Texas to receive this prestigious ranking in 2012 and only one of two in the entire state.
Texas Award for Performance Excellence
Utilizing the same criteria and process as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Texas Award for Performance Excellence is an annual recognition of Texas organizations that have achieved performance excellence and have applied outstanding quality principles in their day-to-day operations. The award is presented to organizations that serve as role models for quality, customer satisfaction, and performance excellence in the state of Texas.
The Texas Award for Performance Excellence is the highest honor bestowed by the State of Texas based upon world class quality measures. Further, 2008 marks the first time ever that an entire multi-hospital health care system has received this coveted award, and obviously, we are the first health care organization in Central Texas to receive this honor. This recognition is a tribute to all of the outstanding individuals who make up the St. David’s HealthCare team.
Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award
St. David’s HealthCare has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF recognizes St. David’s Medical Center for improving the hospital’s performance on specific national quality measures. The awards acknowledge hospitals for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
On Oct. 30, 2013, all St. David’s HealthCare hospitals were named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The Joint Commission recognized St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and St. David’s Medical Center—which includes St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and Heart Hospital of Austin—for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for a variety of conditions, including heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, stroke and venous thromboembolism. New in 2013 was a category for pneumonia and influenza immunization.
Texas Ten Step Facilities
St. David’s Medical Center, St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital have each been designated a Texas Ten Step Facility by the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Hospital Association. This annual designation is awarded to birthing facilities that provide optimal care to improve breastfeeding outcomes. For more information on the Texas Ten Step Program, visit TexasTenStep.org.
Stroke Center Certifications
St. David’s Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission, and was the first hospital in Central Texas to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification – the highest level of recognition – from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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