National Study: Memorial Hermann Hospitals Named America’s 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Stroke and Critical Care
HOUSTON, TX (December06,
Study of Patient Outcomes in Approximately 4,500 Hospitals Finds Memorial
Hermann among the Best Nationally
Hermann released today that five of its hospitals have been recognized by
Healthgrades as America’s 100 Best hospitals in four areas of care.
Collectively, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast
Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann The
Woodlands Hospital were recognized as a top 100 hospital for orthopedic
surgery, joint replacement and critical care. Additionally, for the third
year in a row (2012-2014), Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center was
recognized as a top 100 hospital for stroke care.
the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect
with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for
31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the
100 best hospitals within each procedure.
achievement is part of findings released recently in American Hospital
Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which
demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals
and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes.
couldn’t be more pleased that our hospitals have again been recognized for
providing high-quality and safe care,” said M. Michael Shabot, System Chief
Medical Officer for Memorial Hermann. “Our goal is zero harm
to our patients. These Healthgrades awards are continued evidence we are
making great progress in this mission."
Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the aforementioned hospitals also were
recognized with 5 star ratings in several common conditions and
procedures. A 5 star rating indicates the care provided to a patient is
statistically better than expected.
its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient
records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing
hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures.
Healthgrades awards hospitals’ quality achievements for cohort-specific
performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality.
Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star
(statistically better than expected), 3 star (statistically as expected) and 1
star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance
information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements for
individual hospitals may be found at www.healthgrades.com/find-a-hospital.
information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades
Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found