Awards & Recognition
Gallup Great Workplace Award
Hendrick Medical Center is one of only three organizations worldwide to be honored with the 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award for nine years in a row. Additionally, Hendrick is the only health care facility to appear on the list of nine-time winners. This year, Hendrick was among 40 organizations selected for the award. Based on survey results and Hendrick’s workplace practices, the Gallup Great Workplace Award honors Hendrick as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world.
Pathway to Excellence Designation
Hendrick Medical Center has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The Pathway to Excellence designation recognizes the essential elements of an ideal nursing practice environment where nurses can flourish. The designation confirms the professional satisfaction of nurses at Hendrick Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
Hendrick Medical Center has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, recognizing the organization’s extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by taking concrete actions in five key areas: establishing policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts; promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management; providing health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, access to quality care and participation in cancer clinical trials; promoting employee awareness of these initiatives; and supporting the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
American Diabetes Association Recognition
The Hendrick Diabetes Self-Management Education program was awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The program has been recognized since July 2003 and is the only ADA-recognized program in the region. Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment. ADA recognition ensures national standards of care and consistency in the quality and quantity of education offered to people with diabetes.
American Association for Respiratory Care Quality
Respiratory Care Recognition
Hendrick Medical Center earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care for a seventh year in a row. The award recognizes Hendrick for providing quality respiratory care services to its patients and community. Hospitals earning the award ensure patient safety by agreeing to follow a strict set of criteria to govern their services.
American Stroke Association
Get With The Guidelines
The American Stroke Association has recognized Hendrick Medical Center as meeting the criteria of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Program, making Hendrick a preferred hospital for stroke victims. To earn the designation, participating hospitals have to meet criteria regarding stroke treatment, prevention and staff preparation and teamwork. Most hospitals who implement the guidelines see measurable results in the form of improved patient outcomes.
Hendrick Medical Center designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Hendrick Medical Center has recently been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hendrick Medical Center at Vera West is the only ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence within a 150 mile radius of Abilene. By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
Hendrick Pulmonary Rehab earns national certification
Hendrick Medical Center is pleased to announce the certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Hendrick Pulmonary Rehabilitation was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Among the program elements examined in the evaluation process were the skills of the staff, quality of equipment and facilities, documentation, individualized patient care plans and patient outcome measurements.
Cardiac Rehab Recognized for Outstanding Services
Hendrick Cardiac Rehabilitation recently earned The Beverly Spraggins Award of Excellence from the Texas Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The award is given in “recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of cardiac rehabilitation.”
“We are very pleased to be recognized by the TACVPR,” said Dr. Ralph McCleskey, cardiologist with Hendrick Medical Center. “The award is based on patient outcomes as well as community involvement, special events and weekly motivational activities.”
The mission of Texas Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through prevention, education, rehabilitation and aggressive disease management. Central to this mission is the improvement of quality of life for patients and their families.
Respiratory Department Recognized for Quality of Care
Hendrick Medical Center recently earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care for the 10th year in a row. Only 40 hospitals in Texas received this year’s award.
The QRCR program was developed by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. The need for such a program grew from concerns of health care leaders and the public regarding the safety and quality of services for patients. Hospitals that have earned the QRCR follow a strict protocol of guidelines and procedures which ensure quality care is given.
“The Quality Respiratory Care Recognition is significant because it helps patients make an informed decision when choosing a hospital,” said Sherri Bowden, director of pulmonary services at Hendrick Medical Center. “Patients who choose Hendrick can be assured of receiving the highest standards of respiratory care.”
Knee Replacement Gold Seal Awarded
Hendrick Health System recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission for Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Hendrick’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.
Hospice recognized for Veteran Care
Hendrick Hospice Care has recently achieved We Honor Veterans Level Three status. The We Honor Veterans campaign provides tiered recognition to organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for veterans. “Partners” assess their ability to serve veterans and integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to veterans.
Hendrick takes Hospice Honors
Hendrick Hospice Care has been named a 2013 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospice agencies providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver.
“We are very proud to be one of the top 100 hospices recognized in the nation,” said Melissa Montes Luton, community outreach manager for Hendrick Hospice Care. For more than 30 years, we have cared for patients and families in this area and we continue to strive to do more. This community lets us do what we have been called to do.”
Established by Deyta, this annual honor recognizes the top 100 agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Deyta used the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey results from over 1,200 partnering hospice agencies contained in its national FEHC database with an evaluation period of January through December 2012. Deyta used the five key drivers of caregiver satisfaction as the basis of the Hospice Honors calculations.
Heart Center awarded for high standard of care
Hendrick Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Hendrick’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care for heart attack patients.
“Hendrick is dedicated to making our cardiac care among the best in the country and the Mission Lifeline program has provided the guidelines to deliver that care,” said Toni Goodson, chest pain coordinator at Hendrick Medical Center. “We are so proud to be recognized for our quality of care, and I am proud to be a part of such a great team.”