DENISON - A big name in medicine has gotten a big recognition.
Texoma Medical Center announced today it's been named recipient of the distinguished hospital award for patient safety.
According to the leading health care ratings company Healthgrades, TMC is the only hospital in Texas to receive the award four years in a row.
242 other hospitals received the award this year alone.
Healthgrades reports that if all Medicare patients had been treated as hospitals with this recognition, 34,000 deaths could have been avoided.