CTMC Receives Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier Inc.
CTMC RECEIVES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT SAFETY
ACROSS THE BOARD FROM PREMIER INC.
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS— Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) has been recognized by Premier Inc. as a recipient of the Premier Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board Award. The award recognizes CTMC’s commitment and execution, from the C-suite to bedside, to creating a culture of patient safety and delivering high-quality, safe, reliable care and services to the patients we serve.
“We are proud to receive the Premier HIIN Award as we continue our hard work of keeping hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions to a minimum,” said CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl. “Participation in this initiative reinforces our commitment to consistently deliver the best care experience to our community.”
Premier is one of 16 HIINs for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) national Partnership for Patients initiative. Using a Safety Across the Board approach, the Premier HIIN works collaboratively with 514 hospitals across 40 states, to improve the quality and safety of care, reduce preventable harm across 13 topic areas, enhance patient and family engagement and advance a culture of safety.
As a member of Premier’s HIIN, CTMC is one of 22 hospitals to receive the Premier HIIN Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board Award and to be recognized at the Premier Breakthrough Conference recently held in Nashville, Tennessee. To be eligible for the award, hospitals had to demonstrate exceptional performance as a participant in the Premier HIIN program.
Central Texas Medical Center, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women’s services and more.
Central Texas Medical Center is part of AdventHealth. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A Christian mission, shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.
About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 165,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. www.premierinc.com.