HCM Foundation Gala marks year of successes

Funds wil go toward new CT scanner at an 'America's Best Hospital'

By Ken Esten Cooke—

To be named “America’s Best” at anything is an achievement. Attendees and donors at Saturday’s Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala XV can be sure their investments are being well spent.

Hill Country Memorial is coming off another week of national recognition, having received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for patient experience and its obstetrics offerings. HCM also was one of 20 small hospitals named in the Top 100 in the nation list by Truven Health Analytics, marking its second such distinction in a row. (Truven analyzes more than 3,000 hospitals around the nation.)

In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ranked HCM as No. 1 in Texas and No. 4 in the nation for patient experience. And just recently, representatives from the Baldwin Award toured HCM, which was one of 10 finalists for its national quality and leadership award. Our local hospital was among eight healthcare facilities, one education and one nonprofit to be considered finalists for this prestigious recognition.

Vision, leadership and a continued focus on improvement have led to HCM being repeatedly honored and recognized. We have no doubt this will continue under the leadership of CEO Jayne Pope.

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