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Rice Medical Center recognized for care

June 26, 2019 - 00:00
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EAGLE LAKE – Rice Medical Center on Friday announced the hospital had received the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award from TMF Health Quality Institute.

The TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award program is sponsored by TMF, the Arkansas Hospital Association, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma State Office of Rural Health, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals. It recognizes hospitals in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures.

The 2018 TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award program is based on achievements in 2016 and 2017. It honors 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 James Janek, CEO of Rice Medical Center. “It was a significant amount of work, but well worth it because it was the right thing to do for our patients,” he continued.

Out of 557 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Hospitals and 188 Critical Access Hospitals, 51 earned the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award.

“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 Rice Medical Center for their commitment to improving the health of patients and the efficiency of health care.”

“Proven standards of care can save lives,” said Susan Hernandez, RN, Director of Nursing, Rice Medical Center. “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,” Hernandez continued.