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Awards & Recognition

Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award

Hendrick Medical Center is one of only three organizations worldwide to be honored with the Gallup Great Workplace Award every year since it was first awarded in 2007. 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 fourth 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. Hendrick first received the distinction in 2007, and was re-designated in 2010, 2013 and 2016. Institutions are eligible to receive designation every three years.

Best Places to Work

Hendrick Health was selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Hendrick is one of 18 Texas healthcare facilities included on the 2019 list. Each year, Modern Healthcare compiles a list of outstanding employers in healthcare based on employee responses to a confidential, in-depth survey that provides the basis for an analysis of eight core areas.

150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker's Hospital Review included Hendrick as one of its "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare | 2017" list, and Hendrick is once again included. The list recognizes organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.

The organizations included encourage professional development among their employees and promote tomorrow's leaders. Many organizations have implemented employee recognition programs, mentorship and offer competitive benefits. The organizations coordinate employee and family outings as well as volunteering opportunities and provide community support.

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.

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

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

Hendrick Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Hendrick’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Hendrick Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

Additionally, Hendrick Medical Center received the association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, Hendrick met quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

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.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 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.

Beverly Spraggins Award of Excellence

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.

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

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.”

Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Hip and Knee Replacements

Hendrick Health has earned the Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission for Hip and Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare 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.

Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Hendrick Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Hendrick recently underwent a rigorous on-site review for each certification where Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with disease-specific care standards and requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

The AMI program at Hendrick follows guideline-directed medical therapy, encouraging timely follow-up after hospitalization, adherence to prescribed medication therapy and utilizing cardiac rehabilitation after discharge.

We Honor Veterans

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.

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.

American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline ® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award

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.