El Paso, Texas (June 18, 2014) – El Paso Specialty Hospital has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures. This program was established in 2004 as a non-competitive recognition program designed to recognize exemplary outcomes achieved by hospitals statewide.
The 2014 Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards, based on achievements in 2012 and 2013, honor Texas hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care by recognizing those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures.
“We are proud to have achieved this recognition. Our success illustrates our commitment to patient safety and to delivering quality health care,” said Jim Wilcox, El Paso Specialty Hospital CEO.
Out of all 313 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS or Acute Care) Hospitals and 80 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) statewide, 33 earned the Texas Health Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award. The Silver Award went to 45 hospitals, and 57 hospitals earned the Bronze Award. Hospitals receiving these awards were recognized at a special ceremony in Austin, Texas on June 11.
“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. “Quality improvement is a complex and demanding process, and we thank El Paso Specialty Hospital for their commitment to improving the health of Texans and the efficiency of health care in our state.”
“Proven standards of care can save lives,” said Anne Harvey, El Paso Specialty Hospital CNO. “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.”
For more information on the awards program, see the TMF Health Quality Institute awards website at http://award.tmf.org.
About El Paso Specialty Hospital
El Paso Specialty Hospital is a private, physician owned hospital specializing in Orthopaedic Surgical Care for the greater El Paso Region. The 31-bed facility boasts numerous recognitions, including the Healthgrades 5 star awards for Total Knee Replacement and Spinal Fusion, and is ranked among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2014. For more information about El Paso Specialty Hospital, please visit www.elpasospecialtyhospital.com .
TMF Health Quality Institute focuses on improving lives by improving the quality of health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. For more than 40 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners in a variety of settings improve care for their patients. www.tmf.org