Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center named Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence
Memorial Hermann placed in top five percent of hospitals nationwide for superior clinical performance.
According to a press release, "Memorial Hermann continues to differentiate itself as one of the top systems in the nation and the market leader in quality outcomes, with five campuses being named as Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Placing in the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for superior clinical performance are Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center."
"This achievement by our hospitals is a testament to our quest to become a High Reliability Organization when it comes to quality and patient safety," said M. Michael Shabot, M.D., system chief medical officer for Memorial Hermann. "The goal at all of our hospitals is to provide safe and effective care for every patient and family, as measured by 100 percent compliance with national quality measures and zero harm such as hospital acquired infections. This recognition by Healthgrades an independent ratings organization validates our work, and inspires us to continue keeping our patients safe while in our care."
Healthgrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study objectively identifies those hospitals with the best overall clinical performance across 27 medical diagnoses and procedures that the organization rates. The 262 top-performing hospitals represent only five percent of the nation's hospitals and each is designated as a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. Unlike other hospital quality studies, Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. Healthgrades analysis is based on approximately 40 million Medicare discharges for the years 2009 through 2011. Using these top-performing hospitals as a benchmark in this years study, Healthgrades quantifies the impact of differences in hospital quality in terms of lives lost.
The announcement was made Thursday, Jan. 31.
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