Quality Awards

Progress is what happens when you pioneer improvements in healthcare. Our quality improvements serve as the model for hospitals around the world: and they're happening here every day.

Receiving one of healthcare's highest honors would not be possible without our dedicated team and the commitment and support of our partners. Thank you for letting MHQA contribute to making our healthcare better for everyone.

2016 American Hospital Association - McKesson Quest for Quality Prize

AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize 2016In partnership with MHQA, Memorial Medical Center was the winner of the 2016 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. The prize recognizes hospital-wide commitment to highly reliable, safe, patient-centered care of exceptional quality — and is given to only one hospital in the country.

It is a reward for successful efforts in developing and promoting a systems-based approach toward improvements in quality of care. Here are examples of how we lead the nation in quality healthcare.

  • 92% Reduction in Hip Fracture Readmissions

    With new developments and alterations to the entire process of treating and re-strengthening hip fractures, we've reduced the readmission rate to an astoundingly low 1.5%.

  • 68% Reduction in Stroke Complications

    Complications aren’t something that a lot of hospitals like to talk about, but at Memorial, we’re leading the conversation. And to date, we’ve reduced stroke complications by 68% in doing so.

    Research, testing and dedication to innovation have brought us closer than ever to treating stroke patients without concern of future complications.

  • 14.6% Rate Reduction in Sepsis Mortality

    Advancements that we’ve made have helped to reduce our sepsis mortality rate - saving an estimated 48 lives every year!

    The improvements we’ve made to healthcare around the world aren’t just helping hospitals change more lives; they’re helping hospitals save more lives.

  • 55% Reduction in Patient Falls

    We want our patients to move around the room freely while being treated at Memorial, but falls can cause further injuries and lead to longer hospital stays.

    We analyzed every detail of our patient rooms and found ways to make moving around easier and safer for our patients from strategically placed handrails to gait belts and walker training. Now, patients enjoy more mobility with significantly less risk of falling.

Illinois Hospital Association Quality Awards

 

2016

IHA Quality Awards 2016With contributions from MHQA, Memorial Medical Center received two top honors in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).In the palliative care category, Memorial was recognized for its project that reduces palliative care readmissions by 80 percent. In the urban hospital category, Memorial was recognized for its project that improves care for chest pain patients and reduces length of stay in an emergency department for chest pain by 40 percent.

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2014

Memorial Medical Center received the top honor in the urban hospital category for a project that reduced the number of red blood cell transfusions by nearly a third, which sped treatment delivery, decreased adverse transfusion reactions and produced a $2.8 million cost savings.

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2013

Memorial Health System, the parent organization for Memorial Medical Center and six other affiliates, received the top quality award in the healthcare system category for work directed at reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

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