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Memorial Hermann-TMC Among Top 100 Performance Improvement Leaders
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center was named Aug. 6 as one of the nation's top 100 leaders in performance improvement, one of just 15 academic medical centers and the only hospital in Houston to have earned the distinction.
The award was given by Thomson Healthcare, the leading provider of decision support solutions that help organizations across the health care industry improve clinical and business performance.
Under the leadership of CEO Juanita Romans, Memorial Hermann-TMC was recognized for being one of the 100 hospitals in the country that have made the greatest progress in improving hospital-wide performance over five consecutive years (2001-2005).
"This well-deserved award is very special since it is an external validation, based on quantifiable data, of the outstanding quality of care provided by Memorial Hermann-TMC," said Memorial Hermann President and CEO Dan Wolterman.
Romans shared the credit, saying, "I want to congratulate our partners at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and all of the physicians that practice at our hospital for their part in this significant achievement. Together, we continue to prove again and again our commitment to quality."
Memorial Hermann-TMC has improved hospital-wide performance consistently, year-over-year, at a substantially faster rate than peers across the U.S. According to the award criteria, the 2006 Thomson 100 Top Hospitals?: Performance Improvement Leaders have set national bench-marks for the rate and consistency of improvement in clinical outcomes, safety, hospital efficiency, financial stability and growth.
"I am proud of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center for being recognized as a Top 100 leader in performance improvement. I am also very pleased with the partnership between the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston," said James T. Willerson, M.D., president of the UT Health Science Center at Houston. "This award is a great tribute to the dedication of our physicians and our commitment to quality."
Findings from the fourth edition of the Thomson 100 Top Hospitals?: Performance Improvement Leaders study appear in the August 6, 2007, issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.
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