Awards & Recognition
Gallup Great Workplace Award
Hendrick Medical Center is one of only three organizations worldwide to be honored with the 2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award for six years in a row. Additionally, Hendrick is the only health care facility to appear on the list of six-time winners. This year, Hendrick was among 27 organizations selected for the award. Based on survey results and Hendrick’s workplace practices, the Gallup Great Workplace Award honors Hendrick as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world.
Pathway to Excellence Designation
Hendrick Medical Center has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The Pathway to Excellence designation recognizes the essential elements of an ideal nursing practice environment where nurses can flourish. The designation confirms the professional satisfaction of nurses at Hendrick Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work.
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
American Diabetes Association Recognition
The Hendrick Diabetes Self-Management Education program was awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The program has been recognized since July 2003 and is the only ADA-recognized program in the region. Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment. ADA recognition ensures national standards of care and consistency in the quality and quantity of education offered to people with diabetes.
American Association for Respiratory Care Quality
Respiratory Care Recognition
Hendrick Medical Center earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care for a seventh year in a row. The award recognizes Hendrick for providing quality respiratory care services to its patients and community. Hospitals earning the award ensure patient safety by agreeing to follow a strict set of criteria to govern their services.
American Stroke Association
Get With The Guidelines
The American Stroke Association has recognized Hendrick Medical Center as meeting the criteria of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Program, making Hendrick a preferred hospital for stroke victims. To earn the designation, participating hospitals have to meet criteria regarding stroke treatment, prevention and staff preparation and teamwork. Most hospitals who implement the guidelines see measurable results in the form of improved patient outcomes.
Hendrick Medical Center designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Hendrick Medical Center has recently been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hendrick Medical Center at Vera West is the only ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence within a 150 mile radius of Abilene. By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
Hendrick Pulmonary Rehab earns national certification
Hendrick Medical Center is pleased to announce the certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Hendrick Pulmonary Rehabilitation was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Among the program elements examined in the evaluation process were the skills of the staff, quality of equipment and facilities, documentation, individualized patient care plans and patient outcome measurements.