Katy Hospital recognized by Health Quality Institute
TMF® Health Quality Institute recently awarded Christus St. Catherine Hospital the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Silver Award.
The award, established by TMF along with The Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, recognizes hospitals that make standard-based improvements in four areas: heart attack, heart failure, surgical care and pneumonia.
The standard used to assess a hospital's level of care is the Appropriate Care Measure, developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission. To earn a Silver Award, a hospital must have a 90-100 percent performance rate on the ACM and meet other requirements, including compiling information on quality indicators for four consecutive quarters, starting Oct. 1, 2010.
“We know that using proven standards of care can save lives,” Barbara Lazor, Christus St. Catherine Hospital's chief nursing officer, said in a press release. “We will continue to enhance our quality improvement efforts through our collaboration with partners and with TMF Health Quality Institute to ensure that every person gets the right care at the right time, every time.”
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