Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been named a Silver Award winner in the 2012 Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards, which recognizes hospitals for demonstrating excellence in achieving national quality measures.
The awards acknowledge hospitals for improving care in four critical clinical areas: heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission – the nation’s predominant health care standards-setting and accrediting body.
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was one of just 120 Texas hospitals to receive the award.
To earn the Silver Award, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital demonstrated significant improvement on all 27 of the key quality indicators included in a composite scoring system called the Appropriate Care Measure (ACM). These quality indicators cover a wide range of activities related to the four key clinical areas, including the types of medications prescribed, the types and timing of procedures performed and patient education efforts.