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The Texas Hospital Association Bill Aston Award for Quality honors hospitals’ measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through the sustained implementation of a national and/or state evidence-based patient care initiative.
2021 Award Winner, Academic Institution or Large Teaching Hospital/Health System
Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Temple
Project: Solving High Utilization Patients
2021 Award Winner, Non-Research/Non-Teaching Hospital/Health System
Oceans Behavioral Health Hospital, Abilene
Project: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
2021 Award Winner, Rural Hospital Member
Peterson Health, Kerrville
Project: Zero Harm
Across the state, THA-member hospitals are championing innovative quality and patient safety initiatives that are showing measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes. In keeping with THA’s initiatives to promote quality and patient safety in Texas hospitals, THA established the Bill Aston Award for Quality in 2010. The award honors hospitals that have distinguished themselves through measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through the sustained implementation of a national and/or state evidence-based patient care initiative that involves physicians, hospital governing board members and staff.
The late W.W. “Bill” Aston was an exemplary leader who worked tirelessly to improve health care for the people in his community. He served on the Baylor University Medical Center board for 25 years and on the board of Baylor Health Care System from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, THA established the Bill Aston Award for Quality through an endowment from Baylor Health Care System.
“Mr. Aston was a strong advocate and champion for providing the highest level of safe, quality, compassionate care for all patients throughout the Baylor Health Care System,” said Joel Allison, president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System. “He will be remembered for his commitment to quality. He wanted nothing but the best. He always wanted excellence, and he constantly reminded us it’s about putting the patient first.”