Awards and Recognition
TMC is proud to announce it has been awarded Workplace Wellness Certification from the KC Chamber’s Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Initiative. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the effort that we make, as an organization, to help keep our employees aware that their health matters,” says Truman Medical Centers President and CEO, Charlie Shields.
The CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award honors an organization that has excelled in developing and deploying transformational information technology that improves the delivery of care and streamlines administrative services. The award is given to the organization’s Chief Information Officer and Chief Executive Officer, who recognizes the need for a strong partnership between its technology team and executive leadership. The transformation must have been large-scale, significant, and demonstrated sustainability at the member’s organization or in the community, as applicable.
The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study recognizes hospitals and health systems for excellence in IT, based on the organization’s achievements within an analytic structure. Hospitals are stratified based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four areas, Infrastructure, Business and Administrative Management, Clinical Quality and Safety (Hospital Inpatient/Outpatient), and Clinical Integration (Ambulatory/Physician/Community).
Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement in generating improvement of care outcomes and return on investment through the use of health information technology. The Davies Award program promotes EHR-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing best practices and lessons learned on implementation strategies, workflow design, analytics, and change management.
Named for AHIMA’s founder, Grace Whiting Myers, the AHIMA Grace Award: In Recognition of Excellence in Health Information Management honors healthcare delivery organizations that demonstrate industry-leading approaches to AHIMA’s core mission of transforming quality healthcare through informatics, information governance, and trusted health information.
TMC Lakewood has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes TMC Lakewood’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.
Dr. Thomas McCormack's work includes a stretch of more than five years with a zero percent post-operative infection rate, is credited with helping TMC-Lakewood become the region’s first hospital to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement programs.
Truman Medical Centers (TMC) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program earned the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutritional Service’s Loving Support Award of Excellence – Gold. This award is in recognition of successful breastfeeding performance measures, effective peer counseling programs and strong community partnerships.