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HMHEB Receives Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award
10/25/2005

BEDFORD, Texas – Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence from TMF Health Quality Institute (TMF), the Medicare quality improvement organization for Texas.

Out of 203 entries, 25 Texas hospitals met the criteria of the highest award, the Award of Excellence, and six received the Quality Improvement Achievement Award. Hospitals receiving the award will be recognized at a special ceremony in Austin on November 3. The Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award recognizes hospitals for improving their initial baseline performance on specific national quality measures.

 “We are proud to receive this award and to be recognized for our work in making sure patients get the absolute best care for heart attack and heart failure,” said Robert Lumpkins, RN, MBA, interim president of Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital. “We greatly appreciate being acknowledged for our dedication to quality and commitment to improving health care.”

TMF established the award program in partnership with Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.

For more information on the award program, see the TMF Health Quality Institute Web site at www.tmf.org/qualityaward.

About Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital
Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, a member of Texas Health Resources, is a 284-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. Services provided at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital include outpatient surgery, women's services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery and a dedicated cardiac care unit, cardiac rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health services, psychiatric and addiction treatment and pediatrics.

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