Methodist Healthcare February 17, 2015

The Healthcare Colloquium, a Battelle Company, is proud to announce that Methodist Texsan Hospital and Northeast Methodist Hospital are now recognized as Accredited Heart Failure Centers.  These facilities are the fourth and fifth facilities to earn heart failure accreditation status within the Methodist Healthcare system. 

 “It’s clear that Methodist Healthcare is dedicated to their communities by ensuring their hospitals work through the heart failure accreditation process,” said Jeffrey Lewis, MBOE, BSN, RN, LSSBB, Member Services Coach & Senior Consultant at The Healthcare Colloquium who reviewed the work done by these hospitals.  “It’s revealing that these hospitals are focused on providing the highest quality of care”.

“Receiving this accreditation is a true testament to the caliber of Methodist Texsan Hospital’s commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Annie Garcia, Chief Nursing Officer for Methodist Texsan Hospital.  “I am proud of our heart failure team for their attention to the highest quality care for all our cardiovascular patients.”

“This accreditation is a validation of Northeast Methodist Hospital’s commitment to quality and excellence in cardiac care,” said Michael Beaver, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Methodist Hospital.  “It is this commitment to quality and process improvement that enables us to provide better services and outcomes to all our cardiac patients.”

The following Methodist Healthcare hospitals have already earned their heart failure accreditation distinction through The Healthcare Colloquium:  Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, and Methodist Hospital San Antonio.

The Healthcare Colloquium’s unique heart failure accreditation process builds on the member hospital’s prior improvement experience leading to initial heart failure accreditation. Member hospitals work within four established domains of heart failure: Community, Hospital, Clinicians, and Science using The Healthcare Colloquium’s continuum of care model.  Results include an integration of heart failure care, streamlined processes across the entire continuum of care, patient enablement, and active collaboration with other Colloquium member hospitals nationwide.  

About Methodist Texsan Hospital
Methodist Texsan Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, is a full-service acute care hospital specializing in emergency care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, and rehabilitation.  Their vast cardiovascular program includes full cardiac surgery including thoracic and vascular surgery.  Methodist Texsan Hospital is now recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium.  They were also recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence in 2014.

About Northeast Methodist Hospital 
Northeast Methodist Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County (San Antonio, Texas).   Northeast Methodist Hospital offers a full array of services including emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, neurosurgery, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures.  The hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and is a Certified Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.  They are recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium, as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence in 2014.

About The Healthcare Colloquium – A Battelle Company
As a hospital membership organization based in Columbus, Ohio, The Healthcare Colloquium, a Battelle Company, (http://www.colloquiumhealth.com) is comprised of over 70 member hospitals and hospital systems with a common shared passion: pre-eminence in caring for those with critical illnesses. The Healthcare Colloquium provides solutions including heart failure accreditation, data-driven quality improvement services, the WayFinder™ quality improvement analytics tool, and predictive analytics decision support.