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St. John Broken Arrow Receives TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award

St. John Broken Arrow has received the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute.

TMF is the Texas Medical Foundation, a CMS Quality Improvement Organization. The TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award program is sponsored by TMF, the Arkansas Hospital Association, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma State Office of Rural Health, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals. It recognizes hospitals in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures. This program was established in 2004 as a non-competitive recognition program designed to identify exemplary outcomes achieved by hospitals.

The 2018 TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award program is based on achievements in 2016 and 2017. It honors hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care by recognizing those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures.

“I am so very proud of our team of nurses, physicians, and staff for receiving this high achievement from CMS,” said David Phillips, St. John Broken Arrow’s president and chief operating officer. “Their dedication to patient quality and safety is our success story and this honor illustrates our commitment to patient safety and to delivering quality health care.”

Out of 557 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS or Acute Care) Hospitals and 188 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), 51 earned the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award. The Silver Award went to 50 hospitals, and 51 hospitals earned the Bronze Award.

“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 St. John Broken Arrow for their commitment to improving the health of patients and the efficiency of health care.”

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