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Hospital Quality Improvement Award Program

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The Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF Health Quality Institute, in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and territory of Puerto Rico recognizes hospitals that undertake quality improvement initiatives to enhance outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures. This program was established in 2004 as a non-competitive program designed to recognize exemplary outcomes achieved by hospitals statewide.


All Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS or Acute Care) Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) across the four states and the territory of Puerto Rico will be automatically included as participants in the 2016 – 2017 program. 


Hospitals must have met or exceeded the established criteria targets to receive an award. Hospitals received quarterly reports that were uploaded to each hospital’s QualityNet administrator inbox. The report outlined the hospital’s performance to date in relation to the criteria developed and indicated (at each point in time) if the hospital was on target to receive an award.

How could my hospital get involved?

All hospitals (including IPPS or Acute Care and CAH) were automatically enrolled in the awards program. The criteria established for each category will be listed on the award criteria section of this website on a future date. Hospitals will be notified once the criteria is finalized and posted on this website.

What determines an award winner?

There are three award designations: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Each hospital must meet or exceed the targets established to receive an award. The award criteria section of this website will provide additional information once published.

How will my hospital be recognized if we should receive an award?

  • Hospitals meeting the criteria for the Gold and Silver awards will receive a crystal trophy in recognition of their accomplishments.
  • Hospitals meeting the criteria for the Bronze award will receive a framed certificate in recognition of their accomplishments.
  • TMF will launch a media campaign to announce recipients in medical publications, magazines and news services, and will provide a press kit for hospitals to use with their local broadcast and print media.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have more questions about the program, feel free to contact Brian Miller, program director, at 512-334-1675 or

Learn more about the 2012-2013 Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award Program’s success.

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