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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital wins statewide quality award

Sugar Land, TX - 5/1/2012

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.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Quality Award Team: Brooke Taylor, Tosha Vaughn, Cindy McCauley, Diane McGraw, Janet Leatherwood, Becky Chalupa and Ann Prather.Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Quality Award Team: Brooke Taylor, Tosha Vaughn, Cindy McCauley, Diane McGraw, Janet Leatherwood, Becky Chalupa and Ann Prather.

The Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards were established by the Austin-based Texas Medical Foundation Quality Institute, in concert with the Texas Hospital Association, the Texas Medical Association and other leading state-wide health care organizations.  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. “This is a tremendous honor for all of us here at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and a real testament to the dedication of our physicians, nurses and support staff to ensure that all of our patients receive the highest possible quality of care,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Improving patient outcomes through benchmarking and the implementation of best practices is an ongoing priority for us and we are proud to be recognized for those efforts.”

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.

For more information about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit  MethodistSugarLand.com, or call (281) 274-7500 for a physician referral.

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