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East Texas hospital recognized for quality improvement

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Nancy Johnson with Texas Spine and Joint Hospital:

TYLER, TX - Texas Spine & Joint Hospital is one of 93 Texas hospitals to receive the 2009 Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award presented by TMF Health Quality Institute. The program recognizes Texas hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care and that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures. To win, hospitals improved their performance on specific national quality indicators from January through December of 2008.

"From the beginning it has been the goal of Texas Spine & Joint Hospital to be a quality leader in patient care," says Deborah Pelton, chief nursing officer. "We undertook several new quality initiatives in 2008 and are very pleased about the success of those efforts. While is it important to be recognized for quality achievements the real winners here are the patients."

To qualify for an award, hospitals were required to collect data on the quality indicators for four quarters beginning with the first quarter of 2008. They then implemented process changes quarterly to improve their performance and remeasured at the end of the fourth quarter 2008, to see if they had maintained or improved their performance. Hospitals that sustained high levels of performance were recognized with Quality Improvement Awards.

TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare quality improvement organization for Texas, 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.

Recipients of the award will be honored at an August 27 award ceremony in Austin.
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