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Leading Medicine Magazine, Vol 7, No 1 - 2013

ACCOLADES The Methodist Neurological Institute’s Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, the largest stroke unit in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, is the first hospital in the United States to receive a comprehensive stroke center certification by DNV Healthcare Inc. DNV’s Comprehensive Stroke Center certification was recently approved as a nationally recognized program, following the guidelines set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and American Stroke Association. San Jacinto Methodist Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the second year in a row. The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center has entered into a multiyear agreement with Memorial Hospital in Lufkin to support the growth of the cardiovascular program at Memorial. This relationship is made possible by generous support from the TLL Temple Foundation. Memorial is also expanding its clinical offerings for patients in the region by collaborating with Methodist physicians, attending educational programs offered by the DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education & Training, as well as local and regional outreach programs lead by Memorial Hospital. n For the seventh year in a row, The Methodist Hospital System is ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 “100 Best Companies to Work For,” remaining the only health care organization ranked in Texas. Methodist is ranked No. 53 and is one of four companies in Houston to receive the prestigious distinction. FORTUNE listed 11 Texas-based companies on its 2012 list. Among the other companies listed, Methodist ranked No. 2 for the hiring of minorities and No. 12 among the country’s large companies. “Our employees and physicians make it possible to be honored as one of the ‘100 Best Companies’ for seven consecutive years,” says Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System. “Methodist is a great place to work because of them and because of their complete and selfless dedication to our patients and to our values.” n The Methodist Hospital ranked among the country’s top hospitals in 13 specialties in U.S.News & World Report’s 2012 America’s “Best Hospitals” issue, and was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. The Methodist Hospital also ranked No. 1 in the Houston area in the magazine’s “Best Metro Area Hospitals” list. San Jacinto Methodist Hospital ranked No. 7 in the metro area and No. 12 in the state, and Methodist Willowbrook Hospital ranked No. 10 in the metro area and No. 37 in the state. The Methodist Hospital ranked nationally in the following specialties: cancer (38), cardiology & heart surgery (12), diabetes & endocrinology (21), ear, nose & throat (33), gastroenterology (18), geriatrics (26), gynecology (20), nephrology (23), neurology & neurosurgery (17), ophthalmology (15), orthopedics (21), pulmonology (26), and urology (29). n 62 methodisthealth.com/leadingmedicine


Leading Medicine Magazine, Vol 7, No 1 - 2013
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