Connally Memorial Medical Center received notification on March 21st from Texas Medical Foundation (TMF) they had won a Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award by achieving gains in key clinical areas designated as national health care priorities. The Award recognizes hospitals that undertake efforts to advance the quality of care in their facilities. CMMC was among 167 Texas hospitals to receive the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award, and one of 118 to receive the Silver Award.

 “Anytime you are recognized for improving the quality of care for your patients is special. The Texas Medical Foundation’s recognition is not just about receiving an award.  This is a way of life for us. And we want to continue to improve and create the standard of excellence that allows us to achieve our mission of being the provider of choice for Wilson County” said Jerome Brooks, CMMC CEO.  The award from TMF acknowledges hospitals for improving care specifically related to acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

 Leaders from CMMC will meet in Austin on May 3 at Bass Concert Hall to receive their awards. The event will feature presentations from John J. Nance, best-selling author of “Why Hospitals Should Fly,” and nationally recognized patient safety advocate Charles Denham, MD, chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology. Together they will introduce the Texas premiere of “Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board,” a documentary focusing on how top leadership creates and sustains change in bedside patient care.