Scott & White Hospital—Llano recently received notification the hospital has achieved a Silver Award from the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards committee. The Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Awards recognize Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care. The award acknowledges hospitals for improving care related to acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.Representatives of Scott & White Hospital—Llano will receive an award on behalf of the hospital at a special presentation on May 3rd in Austin. Out of 214 Texas hospitals participating, there are only two hospitals that will receive the highest commendation—the Gold Award, 118 including Scott & White Hospital – Llano will receive the Silver Award and 35 hospitals will be recognized with a Bronze Award. “We are very proud to be recognized for our quality endeavors focused on improving outcomes in patient care” said Linda Meredith, COO. “We have and will continue to work diligently to see that all patients at Scott & White Hospital – Llano receive the right care each and every time.” Hospitals qualify for an award based on a composite scoring system, called the Appropriate Care Measure. Hospital size is not a factor in determining who receives the award. The Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute and the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas established the awards program in partnership with the Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.