Our founding principles of compassion, honesty, transparency, and above all else, patient-centered care, guide us as an institution. Being recognized by local, regional, and national organizations for these attributes brings a credibility and prestige to our hospital that you can count on. We have been honored for our clinical expertise, for example with the 2007 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, as well as our ability to grow and continually improve, with the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence. We also have a growing number of certifications and accreditations. Here, you can rest easy knowing you will receive award-winning care.
Our patient-centered focus and quality care is sustained through the compassion and dedication displayed by our tireless team of nurses and other staff members, and the physicians on our medical staff. We are proud to announce that we are the recipient of the Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC also provides a vehicle for disseminating and teaching successful nursing strategies and practices. This is the organization's highest honor, given to institutions that are committed to excellence in nursing. We are especially honored to receive this distinction, as only 5 percent of the hospitals in the United States receive this award.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) is a winner of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Press Ganey Summit Award, one of Press Ganey's most prestigious honors. BHVH achieved this distinction by sustaining an overall rank above the 95th percentile for inpatient satisfaction in the All Press Ganey database for at least three years. There are approximately 1,800 hospitals in the inpatient survey database and about 1,500 emergency departments in the All Press Ganey database. "Receiving this award is truly a testimony to the efforts of these leaders and their teams," says Terri Nuss, vice president of patient centeredness for Baylor Health Care System.
A significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment - recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six standards for a healthy work environment. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with gold, silver and bronze designations meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has received Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has been fully accredited for percutaneous coronary intervention by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization's structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has been named to the Modern Healthcare list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The list recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level.
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 - one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) has been accredited in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents BHVH's commitment to providing the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
The Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) had the lowest readmission rate for heart failure patients in the United States, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rates are based on the readmission of congestive heart failure patients within 30 days of discharge. BHVH is among 4,000 hospitals that were scored. The national average is 24.5 percent, and the readmission rate at BHVH is only 15.9 percent, which, according to CMS, is a national example of superior quality for other hospitals to follow.
Baylor Jack and Jane Heart and Vascular Hospital has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Silver, a quality improvement award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. This is recognition on the hospital's efforts to improve patient outcomes on select national quality measures related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital was recognized with the Silver Award for heart failure. BHVH achieved at least one year of 85 percent or higher adherence to all the Get With The Guidelines® program quality indicators to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
Joint Commission standards address the organization's level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control. The standards focus not simply on an organization's ability to provide safe, high quality care, but on its actual performance as well. Standards set forth performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care.
The facilities made a list of 405 hospitals and critical-access facilities nationwide ranked as top performers based on 22 measures related to cardiac, pneumonia, surgical and pediatric asthma care. A hospital had to earn a compliance score of at least 95 percent on two measurements to be named a top performer.
Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital is one of 25 hospitals and health care systems nationwide to be recognized in Becker's Hospital Review for having a great Cardiovascular Program. The facilities featured are among hospitals with the highest distinctions and awards given from other organizations and publications for heart care. They also feature some of the most advanced technology, highest quality of care and best reputations in the specialty.
Becker's Hospital Review is proud to announce the publication of its list, "50 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know," which recognizes high-performing leaders in patient care and clinical quality. To compile this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team analyzed and reviewed research and data from sources including U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Press Ganey, CareChex and Thomson Reuters to identify leading hospitals.
Winners of this non-competitive award are measured in the frequency of best care practices utilized on patients with specific conditions including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia as well as surgical infection prevention.
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital is among only 28 hospitals nationally to be recognized for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and efforts to improve the patient experience. The award honors health care organizations that have differentiated themselves around national performance standards by achieving performance at the 90 percent level or above on clinical core measures. Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital won the award for acute myocardial infarction treatment, heart failure and surgical infection prevention.
The American Heart Association recognizes Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline STEMI. Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.
The American Heart Association awarded Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital the "Start! Fit-Friendly Award." Companies reach Gold level status by implementing various activities and programs to encourage physical activity, nutrition and culture enhancements such as on-site walking routes, healthy food choices in cafeterias and vending machines, annual employee health risk assessments and online tracking tools.
The purpose of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) is to provide a mechanism for accreditation of facilities that perform comprehensive noninvasive testing for vascular disease. Laboratories assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients.
ICAEL accreditation is a means by which echocardiography laboratories can evaluate and demonstrate the level of quality patient care they provide. After a laboratory submits the application to the ICAEL, the application undergoes a confidential peer-review by the ICAEL's trained reviewers, including both physicians and sonographers.
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is dedicated to the professional development of its members, through information, networking, and educational opportunities. Central to the mission is the improvement in the quality of life for patients and their families.
The award acknowledges programs that have enhanced their delivery of care for a patient population in a unique and creative way, beyond the traditional model of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. AACVPR is dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital was recognized with the Bronze Award for heart failure. BHVH achieved at least 90 consecutive days of 85 percent or higher adherence to the Heart Failure Performance Achievement indicators to improve quality of patient care outcomes.
Awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise.
The American College of Radiology awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital is recognized for organizational excellence with well-deployed, effective, systematic approaches to organizational management with good performance levels and trends evaluated against industry standards.
In recognition for achieving a flu vaccine rate of 85 and 94 percent among the employees during the 2010-2011 flu season.
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