First Health Care System in Central Texas to Receive this Honor
AUSTIN, Texas, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- St. David's HealthCare and the Quality Texas Foundation announced today that the hospital network was selected as one of three recipients of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the State of Texas based upon world class quality measures.
The award, given by the Quality Texas Foundation, is based on St. David's HealthCare's commitment to excellence and the benefits it brings to communities and the Texas economy. St. David's is the first healthcare system in Central Texas to receive this award.
"This recognition is a tribute to all of the outstanding individuals who make up the St. David's HealthCare team," Jon Foster, president and CEO of St. David's HealthCare, said. "These individuals truly make a difference in the lives of our patients each and every day."
Since 1994, the Quality Texas Foundation, a nonprofit Texas corporation that administers the Texas award, has presented 33 recipients with the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Utilizing the same criteria and process as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Texas Award for Performance Excellence is an annual recognition of Texas organizations that have achieved performance excellence and have applied outstanding quality principles in their day-to-day operations. The award is presented to organizations that serve as role models for quality, customer satisfaction, and performance excellence in the state of Texas.
Administered by the Quality Texas Foundation, the Texas Award for Performance Excellence was established in 1993. The award is open to government, education, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and other businesses. These organizations go through a rigorous application process where quality and performance excellence must be demonstrated on a variety of measures including: organizational leadership; strategic planning; focus on customers; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results. The Texas Award for Performance Excellence is the highest honor bestowed by the State of Texas based upon world class quality measures.
St. David's HealthCare
St. David's HealthCare is the fourth-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 6,200 employees and $2.3 billion in annual gross revenues. With a total of 21 sites across Central Texas, St. David's HealthCare includes five of the area's leading acute-care hospitals: St. David's North Austin Medical Center, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, St. David's South Austin Hospital, St. David's Medical Center and St. David's Georgetown Hospital. For more information please visit http://www.StDavids.com
Quality Texas Foundation
The Quality Texas Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation that
evolved from a concept introduced by Governor Ann Richards in 1990.
Cooperative efforts between the Governor's office, the Texas Department of
Commerce and Texas businesses made it possible for the new Quality Texas
Foundation to organize and deliver quality awareness seminars across the
state. At the same time, EDS Corporation assigned an executive to lead
development of the state quality award. A committee was formed with
representatives from organizations across Texas. The committee created the
Texas Award for Performance Excellence, open to government, education,
healthcare, nonprofit, and business organizations. The American
Productivity & Quality Center was chosen as the original award
administrator and applications were first accepted in 1993. The Quality
Texas Foundation now administers the Texas Award for Performance Excellence
as an independent nonprofit corporation. For more information please visit
Kristin Marcum or Erin Ochoa
Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations
|SOURCE St. David's HealthCare|
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