CMC Texas Quality Improvement Ceremony
Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas recently received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Silver Award from the TMF Health Quality Institute for its commitment to delivering the highest quality care to patients. Centennial and 118 other hospitals in Texas were honored for the Silver Award at a ceremony on May 3 in Austin, Texas.
“Centennial is proud to receive an award recognizing its dedication to patient care,” said Joe Thomason, Centennial Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “It is our highest priority to deliver quality care to the community and patients we serve, and we are pleased that our hard work and improvement is being recognized by the TMF Health Quality Institute.”
The award recognizes hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care, and it serves as an internal benchmarking process meant to give hospitals the chance to look at their performance and to find areas where improvement is needed. Each hospital’s performance is evaluated based on its Appropriate Care Measure (ACM) score and the ability to meet all other national quality care measures.
Over the course of 12 months, Centennial worked to improve the quality of care for clinical topics related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Centennial demonstrated significant improvement on all 27 quality measures that make up the ACM scoring system, meriting Centennial with the Silver Award.
TMF Health Quality Institute established the awards program in partnership with the Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.