Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award 2014

TMF Awards Retouch The TMF Health Quality Institute recently honored Ballinger Memorial Hospital with a Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award.
The award recognizes hospitals that undertake efforts to advance the quality of care in their facility.
Grady Hooper, CEO of Ballinger Memorial, said: “This award is a testament to the commitment to quality, hard work, and service by all the members of the Ballinger Memorial Hospital team. It was an honor for Leticia Reyes, Becky Ellis, and me to represent the team at the awards ceremony in Austin and to bring this prestigious honor home to Ballinger.”
TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas, manages the award program in association with the Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. The award program was established in 2004; awards are presented every two years.
“TMF is proud to recognize these hospitals for promoting quality improvement activities and their senior management for promoting a quality culture,” said Tom Manley, CEO of TMF Health Quality Institute at the awards ceremony.
During the program year, hospitals focused on making improvements in clinical areas designated a priority by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission, an independent, non-profit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The measures use data associated with providers’ ability to deliver high-quality care or relate to long term goals for quality health care.
“Implementing quality improvements demands a steadfast commitment,” said Austin colon and rectal surgeon David C. Fleeger, MD, chair of the TMF Health Quality Institute board of trustees. “These hospitals have proven that change can be accomplished with a commitment from leadership and a focus on teamwork. The end result is better quality of care for patients.”