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Quest for Quality

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In 2016 Memorial Medical Center earned its third consecutive Magnet® Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence — an accomplishment so prestigious that only 3% of hospitals in the country have done it. 

Where Exceeding the Highest Standard Is the Standard

It's a reward for successful efforts to develop and promote a systems-based approach toward quality improvements. 

Put simply, it's like the Nobel prize, but for hospitals. It's earned by innovating ways to make healthcare better for patients around the world.

Winning the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize is a result of uncovering small details in the care process that made big impacts on the outcomes.

Read through a few examples of how we lead the nation in quality healthcare.

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92% Reduction in Hip Fracture Readmissions

With new developments and alterations to the entire process of treating and re-strengthening hip fractures, we've reduced the readmission rate to an astoundingly low 1.5%.

68% Reduction in Stroke Complications

Complications aren’t something that a lot of hospitals like to talk about, but at Memorial, we’re leading the conversation. And to date, we’ve reduced stroke complications by 68% in doing so.

Research, testing and dedication to innovation have brought us closer than ever to treating stroke patients without concern of future complications.

Sepsis Mortality Rate Reduced By 14.6%

Advancements that we’ve made have helped to reduce our sepsis mortality rate - saving an estimated 48 lives every year!

The improvements we’ve made to healthcare around the world aren’t just helping hospitals change more lives; they’re helping hospitals save more lives.

55% Fall Reduction

We want our patients to move around the room freely while being treated at Memorial, but falls can cause further injuries and lead to longer hospital stays.

We analyzed every detail of our patient rooms and found ways to make moving around easier and safer for our patients from strategically placed handrails to gait belts and walker training. Now, patients enjoy more mobility with significantly less risk of falling.

Progress is what happens when you pioneer improvements in healthcare. Our quality improvements serve as the model for hospitals around the world: and they're happening here every day.


Receiving one of healthcare's highest honors would not be possible without our dedicated team and the commitment and support of our partners. Thank you to all the individuals who are not only making our community healthier but are also making healthcare better for everyone.