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Texas Health Cleburne earns Award of Excellence from TMF Health Quality Institute
08/04/2009

CLEBURNE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne has earned the Award for Excellence from the TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. Texas Health Cleburne was one of five Texas Health Resources hospitals recognized.

“We are proud to be one of only 27 Texas hospitals to receive this prestigious recognition for our ongoing quality improvement efforts,” said Blake Kretz, hospital president. “We appreciate the external recognition of the efforts by our employees and physicians on our medical staff to provide each patient quality care.”

Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards honor Texas hospitals that have improved care related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care based on specific national measures. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission.

The awards recognize hospitals that met improvement standards on a composite scoring system. Texas Health hospitals in Cleburne and Azle scored between 90 and 100 percent to earn the Award for Excellence. Texas Health hospitals in Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Arlington and Fort Worth scored between 80 and 89 percent and earned the Quality Improvement Achievement Award.

“These awards are another demonstration of our commitment to patient safety and to delivering quality health care to patients in the communities we serve,” said Michael J. Deegan, M.D., E.D.M., Texas Health chief clinical and quality officer. Out of 227 participating Texas hospitals, 27 met the criteria and were presented with the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence. Sixty-six were presented with the Quality Improvement Achievement Award.

Hospitals receiving these awards will be recognized at a special ceremony on Aug. 27 in Austin, Texas.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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