SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital has been named a recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker made the announcement today recognizing Memorial Hermann Sugar Land for its outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.
"This recognition reaffirms what we set out to do each and every day and that is to provide the very highest level of safe, high quality health care to all of our patients," says Greg Haralson, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. "We've always seen our overarching strength as 'family caring for family' and this recognition doesn't happen without the commitment and dedication of every member of the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land family. I'm proud of our team and for the care we provide the residents of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County." Since the healthcare category was introduced in 1999, only 21 healthcare organizations nationwide have been awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land becomes the first Houston area hospital and the third in Texas to win the prestigious award. "This year's honorees are trailblazers in innovation, small business, health care and sustainable textiles. Their visionary leadership is helping to power the economy and increase our ability to compete globally," said Secretary Pritzker. "The Commerce Department proudly supports these four outstanding organizations for their unwavering commitment to performance excellence and their dedication to always reaching higher."