Quality Programs

 
Many of the patient care standards we focus on have been studied and developed by respected national health care organizations and institutions. As part of our commitment to improving quality of patient care at our hospital, we participate in several national programs and initiatives organized by these independent, third-party agencies to which we voluntarily report clinical outcomes data.
 
100,000 Lives Campaign


The 100,000 Lives Campaign was an initiative developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to engage U.S. hospitals in a commitment to implement changes to improve patient care and prevent avoidable deaths. The 3,100 hospitals nationwide that participated in this initiative saved an estimated 122,000 lives in 18 months. Houston Northwest Medical Center has implemented all six of the campaign’s quality improvement measures:
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We have just begin participating in the IHI’s follow-up initiative, The 5 Million Lives Campaign , which challenges American hospitals to adopt six additional changes in care that save lives and reduce patient injuries
 
American Heart Association – Get with the Guidelines Program
 
Get With The GuidelinesSM is a hospital-based quality improvement program designed by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures for cardiac patients in their care. It empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.
 
 
 
 
   
   

 2015 GWTG Action Registry

ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ PLATINUM PERFORMANCE

is a risk-adjusted, outcomes-based quality improvement program that focuses exclusively on high-risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients. It helps hospitals apply ACC/AHA clinical guideline recommendations in their facilities and provides invaluable tools to measure care and achieve quality improvement goals

 

CYCLE IV ACCREDITED CHEST PAIN CENTER WITH PCI

Hospitals awarded this designation have Primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year. This means they have a call team made up of the cardiac cath lab staff and an interventional cardiologist who arrive to the facility within 30 minutes of STEMI activation. These facilities have formal agreements with the facilities that regularly refer STEMI patients for primary PCI. They will also have mapped their STEMI processes to maximize efficiencies which lead to quicker treatment and improved outcomes.

 
 

PRIMARY STROKE CENTER

Houston Northwest Medical Center is recognized as a certified Primary Stroke Center for their exceptional efforts to achieve better outcomes for stroke care. Certification ensures those suffering stroke symptoms will be able to receive the care they need close to home, avoiding a long transport to another hospital when time is of the essence.
 
 

TOP PERFORMER ON KEY QUALITY MEASURES

Houston Northwest Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Houston Northwest Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Core Measures from CMS including AMI, HF, Surgical Care, Venous Thromboembolism and Stroke Care. Houston Northwest Medical Center is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
 

 

BARIATRIC SURGERY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Houston Northwest Medical Center has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

 

 

 

CERTIFIED QUALITY BREAST CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Houston Northwest Medical Center the only hospital in Texas recognized with this quality designation. We are the only breast center in Houston, and one of only 3 in Texas recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. ™

 

   

 

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ACCREDITATIONS

 

 

 

TEXAS HEALTH CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Houston Northwest Medical Center is the proud recipient of the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Achievement Award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. This award is reflective of the efforts made at the hospital aimed at improving outcomes in patient care. This award acknowledges Houston Northwest Medical Center for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care

American Diabetes Association

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education

 

 

 

ACCREDITED VASCULAR LABORATORY

Houston Northwest Medical Center's vascular laboratory is accredited in peripheral venous testing and peripheral arterial testing by The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. 

 

 

MENTOR HOSPITAL FOR HEART ATTACK 

Houston Northwest Medical Center is among an elite group of hospitals nationwide – and the only hospital in Texas – named by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as a Mentor Hospital for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), otherwise known as heart attack. IHI is an independent not-for-profit organization with a mission of helping lead the improvement of health care throughout the world.

LEVEL III TRAUMA CENTER

Houston Northwest Medical Center is proud to be one of six hospitals in Houston designated a Level III advanced trauma facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Level III designation indicates that Houston Northwest Medical Center is staffed by physicians and health care professionals with advanced trauma training.

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   

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