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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Earns National Recognition for Quality and Safety

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center was one of three Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals to earn national recognition as a top performer for excellence in delivering high-quality care by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking at the 2019 Vizient Connections Education Summit in Las Vegas on Sept. 19.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands received the 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Centers and ranked fifth nationally among 79 participating institutions in that category.

“It is a tremendous honor to be part of the special Memorial Hermann The Woodlands team and to be recognized nationally by Vizient,” said Sr. Vice President and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands CEO Josh Urban. “For nearly 35 years, we have dedicated ourselves to meeting the healthcare needs of the many communities we serve, investing in technology and expanding our capabilities, growing our campus to nearly 400 beds and providing leading trauma care close to home—all in the name of quality patient care.”

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center received the 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Academic Medical Centers, and ranked seventh of 93 participating academic medical centers. Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital received the 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Complex Care Medical Centers and ranked sixth of 82 participating hospitals.




“This is an incredible honor and I am proud of our entire workforce and affiliated physicians who made this recognition possible,” said Memorial Hermann President and CEO David L. Callender, MD. “We’re dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve and our success is dependent on the quality of every aspect of care.”

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for work spanning July 2018 through June 2019.




This year, 349 participating hospitals were segmented into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study: comprehensive academic medical centers, large, specialized complex care medical centers, complex care medical centers and community hospitals. The ranking measured performance based on safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, and patient centeredness.

“Leading hospitals across the country effectively use clinical, cost and operational data to engage their teams in driving improvements in patient care,” said Bharat Sundaram, president and chief operating officer for Vizient. “This award recognizes Memorial Hermann’s performance-driven culture for achieving the highest quality and patient-centered outcomes.”