Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
named Center of Excellence
Renaissance BMI received United Healthcare’s Optum Center of Excellence Designation for 2013-2014. This designation assures patients that the bariatric surgery and post-surgical care are delivered in a manner that meets strict standards and increases the likelihood of superior outcomes and ultimately reduces costs.
Renaissance BMI has been an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence since 2009. In 2013, Renaissance BMI became a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Center of Excellence. MBSAQIP is the unified program developed through the joining of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. To become a Center of Excellence, the Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute went through an extensive approval process, including an onsite inspection of its facility. The rigorous certification criteria stresses safety, proficiency and volume. Renaissance BMI’s program approaches bariatric surgery with participation from a team of experts who provide in-depth medical care, education, assistance with behavior modifications, psychological counseling, and support before, during and after the surgery.
Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes DHR’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. In addition to the Get With The Guideline-Stroke award, DHR has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care.
Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was recently awarded Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. Achievement of this accreditation signifies DHR’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients in its heart failure program and it demonstrates that DHR’s services have met critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with and being treated for heart failure. More importantly, DHR is the first and only healthcare institution in the Rio Grande Valley to receive Heart Failure Accreditation from SCPC.
Three Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Imaging Centers Earn ACR Accreditation
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is proud to announce that three of its imaging centers have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR)! The three imaging centers awarded ACR accreditation are Med Point Imaging Center, Lone Star Imaging Center, and the radiology department located on DHR’s Main Campus. CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Silver Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas
The Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards recognize hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in health care quality through improved performance on national quality measures. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is one of 118 hospitals in Texas that received the Silver Award. The awards acknowledge hospitals for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These clinical areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant independent, non-profit, standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards recognize Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and have improved their performance on specific national quality measures. Hospitals qualify for an award based on a composite scoring system, called the Appropriate Care Measure. Hospitals entered the program in September 2010, demonstrating their commitment to quality improvement, and over the course of 12 months worked to improve the quality of care for clinical topics related to acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. For its Silver Award, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance had to achieve an ACM score of 90-100 percent and meet all other requirements, which can be found at http://award.tmf.org.
“To achieve this recognition, we had to demonstrate significant improvement across several national quality measures. Our success illustrates our commitment to patient safety and to delivering quality health care,” said Marissa Castañeda, DHR Chief Operations Officer. “It was a significant amount of work, but well worth it because it was the right thing to do for our patients.”
“TMF is proud to recognize Doctors Hospital at Renaissance for promoting quality improvement activities and your 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 all of you for your commitment to improving the health of your community and the efficiency of health care in our state.”
Top "50 Physician-Owned Hospitals To Know" by Becker's Hospital Review
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is proud to announce that Becker’s Hospital Review named it one of the “50 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know” for being a high-performing leader in patient care and clinical quality!
To compile this list, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team analyzed and reviewed research and data from sources including U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Press Ganey, CareChex and Thomson Reuters to identify leading hospitals. The list was also vetted by industry experts. For inclusion on this list, hospitals needed to have at least partial ownership by a physician or physicians.
Endoscopy Unit Receives National Quality Recognition
The Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) endoscopy unit was recently recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
(ASGE) Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program for promoting quality in endoscopy. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program is a new program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy and honoring those units that follow the ASGE guidelines for quality and patient safety. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance’s endoscopy program was one of 68 recognized nationally this year. The ASGE recognition reflects the high quality of endoscopic care being provided at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance by our excellent physicians, nurses, techs, and support staff. To date, 124 endoscopy units have been recognized by ASGE.
Named One of the "Best Hospitals in America"
DHR was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals in America” for 2013-2014! DHR was named the #14 hospital in the state of Texas #2 in the South Texas Plains, which includes San Antonio. DHR received the title of Best Hospital in the Rio Grande Valley and was recognized as high performing in seven specialties—cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, and pulmonology. DHR is the only hospital in the RGV to receive high performing achievement marks.
National Recognition for Exemplary Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Doctors Hospital at Renaissance as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.