Metroplex Adventist Hospital ranked 13th out of 213 hospitals in Texas, according to data from a national organization.

The American Hospital Association, national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks and their patients, released its most recent quality data report. It states that Metroplex demonstrated improvements in quality measures regarding the areas of acute myocardial infarctions, surgical improvement, heart failure and pneumonia.

In a news release, Kim Shahry, the hospital’s quality management director, said Metroplex continues to improve since those numbers were released and is among the top hospitals in Texas.

Improvements in the hospital’s national quality measures place Metroplex in the 94th percentile group, which means only 6 percent of all hospitals in Texas are performing at a higher level.

“Quality and safety are everyone’s responsibility” Shahry said. “We have integrated error prevention and quality improvement into the many systems and processes that serve patients, staff and visitors.”

The hospital also embraced numerous high-tech systems, including Smart IV Pumps that ensure accurate medication dosages, computerization of medical records and physician orders that enhance accessibility, efficiency and accuracy and sophisticated data collection programs that can help pinpoint opportunities for improvement as well as a continuous investment in staff training, according to a news release.

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