April 28, 2014 – Baptist Beaumont Hospital has received a Bronze Award from the TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF Health Quality Institute sponsors the awards program in partnership with Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. The award recognizes Baptist Beaumont Hospital’s efforts to improve patient outcomes on select national quality measures.
“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 Baptist Beaumont Hospital for their commitment to improving the health of Texans and the efficiency of health care in our state.”
“We are proud to have achieved this recognition. Our success illustrates our commitment to patient safety and to delivering quality health care,” said David Parmer, CEO of Baptist Beaumont Hospital. “It was a significant amount of work, but well worth it because it was the right thing to do for our patients. I congratulate all of the team members at Baptist Beaumont whose hard worked helped achieve this outstanding level of quality performance."
Parmer added, “Proven standards of care can save lives. 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.” TMF® Health Quality Institute publically recognizes hospitals for their focus on providing exceptional care throughout their facility and in everyday practice.
TMF® Health Quality Institute’s goals are to:
- Improve the quality of care for patients through reliable delivery of inpatient and outpatient services and maximized use of effective care management strategies
- Recognize high performing hospitals for their continued focus on quality improvement
- Align with statewide quality improvement efforts of TMF® Health Quality Institute, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals
More information about the TMF® Health Quality Institute and the awards program is available at http://award.tmf.org.
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Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas has been serving the community for over 60 years. Our healthcare system is dedicated to providing quality health services in a Christian environment in order to improve healthcare for members of the Southeast Texas community. Baptist Beaumont Hospital is licensed for 508 beds.