A national study by HealthGrades, a healthcare ratings company, has recognized Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital´s quality of patient care for the third consecutive year. HealthGrades´ 12th Annual Hospital Quality in America Study is the most comprehensive independent annual study of hospital quality in the nation. In addition Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation for critical care, GI medical treatment and stroke. The hospital has received a top Five–Star Rating by HealthGrades for the quality of its care in numerous categories.
"This is the third consecutive year that Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital has been recognized for providing the highest quality health care. The fact that the rankings remain fairly consistent year over year demonstrates the abilities and expertise of our healthcare providers. These exceptional results are directly attributed to our physicians, nurses, technologists and other healthcare team members," said Donna Gares CEO and President Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital.
According to The 12th Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital received the following recognitions:
These findings were included in The 12th Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, which analyzed virtually all of the nation´s nearly 5,000 nonfederal hospitals. Also according to the study, top–rated hospitals, like Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, had a 52 percent lower mortality rate than the U.S. national average when looking at the patient outcomes of 17 procedures and diagnoses ranging from bypass surgery to treatment for heart attack. When the top–rated hospitals were compared to the poorest performers, there was an even greater difference, 72 percent lower mortality.
HealthGrades´ hospital ratings and awards reflect the track record of patient outcomes at hospitals in the form of mortality and complication rates. HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.
For 28 procedures and treatments, HealthGrades issues star ratings that reflect the mortality and complication rates for each category of care. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. A 3–star rating means the hospital performs as expected. One–star ratings indicate the hospital´s mortality or complication rates in that procedure or treatment are statistically higher than average. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk–adjusts the data to allow for similar institution comparisons.
Since Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital opened its doors in April, 1948, it has provided the community with quality medical care. Through the years, the hospital has grown with the community, enhancing and expanding services every step of the way. Today, the hospital offers comprehensive care for patients at every stage of life. Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, part of Houston Methodist, continues to meet the needs of the community with the most current medical services and technology for generations to come.
For more information about Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital and its healthcare services call 281-420-8459.