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Otto Kaiser recognized for high-quality care
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Contributed photo.Pictured receiving the award is Catherine Baumann, R.N., Quality Risk Manager at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital.
Contributed photo.Pictured receiving the award is Catherine Baumann, R.N., Quality Risk Manager at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital.
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Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Bronze Award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas.

The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures. This program was established in 2004 as a non-competitive recognition program designed to recognize exemplary outcomes achieved by hospitals statewide.

The 2014 Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Awards, based on achievements in 2012 and 2013, honor Texas hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care by recognizing those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures. Hospitals receiving these awards were recognized at a special ceremony in Austin on June 11.

“TMF is proud to recognize these hospitals for promoting quality improvement activities and their senior management for promoting a quality culture,” said Tom Manley, CEO of TMF Health Quality Institute.

“Quality improvement is a complex and demanding process, and we thank Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital for their commitment to improving the health of Texans and the efficiency of health care in our state.”

OKMH has serveral programs on the agenda in upcoming months including:

Nutrition over 50

Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital will host the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service for an informative class created for people over 50 who want to optimize their diet and promote healthy aging. Nutritionists have identified several nutrients which are often not consumed in adequate amounts by adults over the age of 50 years. This lesson discusses those nutrients, their food sources and functions.

A light lunch will be provided. There is no charge for the class or lunch; however, an RSVP is requested to help plan for meals. More information can be obtained by calling Meagen Dennison at 830-780-3906 or Barbara James at 830-583-3401.

Sports physicals and health fair

Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital will again host a low cost clinic this summer on Aug. 2 to provide sports physicals for local student athletes. The cost of the exam is $10. Students will need to bring their UIL Form provided by their school’s athletic department.

The clinic will be conducted in Suite 1 of the Medical Professional Building. Along with the physicals, this year they will host a free Back-To-School Health Fair. Fun give-a-ways, informative booths for parents and students and fun children’s activities will be provided. For more information, contact Barbara at 830-583-3401.
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