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February 19, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital Receives TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award

Bryan, TX, February 19, 2019 – CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital earned the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award for undertaking quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve its performance on specific national quality measures.

Sponsored by the TMF® Health Quality Institute and hospital associations in several states, the award recognizes hospitals in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Established in 2004, the award is 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 2016-17. Our hospitals performed quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care.

To earn gold status, Burleson Hospital reported at least one measure set for Inpatient Quality Reporting and Outpatient Quality Reporting programs and attained a 20-percent improvement in readmissions or a rate of 5 percent or less. Burleson was among 51 hospitals earning this honor.

“This recognition underscores our commitment to patient safety and delivering quality health care,” said CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital Director of Operations Kurt Sunderman. “Our team works tirelessly throughout the year to ensure a high standard of care for all patients at Burleson Hospital.”

About TMF: TMF Health Quality Institute focuses on improving lives by improving the quality of health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. For more than 45 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners in a variety of settings improve care for their patients. www.tmf.org

About CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital: A critical access hospital in Caldwell, CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital offers a Level IV Trauma Center with 24-hour emergency care, inpatient, outpatient, wellness, imaging, laboratory services and occupational, speech and physical therapy.  It is also home to a Senior Renewal Program, designed to enhance the emotional health of senior adults, providing group psychotherapy and individual and family therapy.  Burleson Hospital, stroke accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services, also provides cardiopulmonary services, providing oxygen therapy and EKGs.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or tbates@st-joseph.org.]

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