HOUSTON (March 11, 2014)

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center has been named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation, one of only two hospitals in Houston, by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics.

The 21st annual 100 Top Hospitals™ list released earlier this month by Truven identified the best hospitals in the United States based on their overall organizational performance, including patient clinical care measures and business efficiency. This is the fourth year Memorial Hermann Memorial City has achieved this prestigious ranking.

“This recognition underscores the consistency and effectiveness of the quality improvement efforts undertaken in recent years at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center,” said Keith Alexander, Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased our performance in clinical quality and safety, efficiency of operations, and financial stability have been acknowledged by the health care community; however, we are considerably proud our patients say the health care here is top notch.”

Located in the heart of west Houston, Memorial Hermann Memorial City has served area families since 1971. With more than 1,000 affiliated medical staff, 1,600 employees and 426 licensed hospital beds, the hospital boasts state-of-the-art facilities designed to enhance its nationally recognized health care services while adding to the comfort of patients and families. The 33-story Memorial Hermann Tower includes Women’s Memorial Hermann and Children’s Memorial Hermann – Houston’s first dedicated women’s and children’s facilities outside of the Texas Medical Center.

The Truven 100 Top Hospitals™ study evaluated the performance of 2,803 acute-care, non-federal hospitals across the country. Truven researchers analyzed publicly available information from Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply to participate in this study and do not pay to market this honor.

Truven researchers compared the hospitals by analyzing 10 measures: mortality medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, post discharge mortality, and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.

When compared with their peers, hospitals on the Truven list had better patient survival rates, fewer patient complications, were better at avoiding adverse patient safety events, had lower 30-day readmission and mortality rates, and were rated higher by patients.