The quality care initiatives launched at six North Texas hospitals earned them a top award from the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas.
They were among 33 organizations that won a Gold Award, which are given to hospitals that successfully implement quality policies that improve outcomes in patient care and slice readmissions.
To win, each hospital had to show that it caused hospital readmissions to dip by an absolute 9 percent in the two years since the previous awards were announced. The hospitals must also score 95 to 100 percent on Medicare’s Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, which is aimed to promote transparency and help consumers make more informed decisions about where they seek care.
There were 313 acute care hospitals and 80 critical access hospitals eligible for the awards. Forty-five won a Silver Award and 57 won a bronze. Below are the winners, head here for the full list.
- Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington
- Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital
- Methodist Hospital for Surgery
- North Central Surgical Center
- Texas Institute for Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
- USMD Hospital at Fort Worth