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The Methodist Hospital named among 100 Top Hospitals

Houston, TX - 2/25/2013

The Methodist Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Methodist is the only major teaching hospital in Texas on the list.

The 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: 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 acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

The Methodist Hospital also is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.

“Every day we strive to provide our patients the highest quality medical care possible,” said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System.“ This award is a direct result of our physicians and employees’ passion and their tireless work on behalf of our patients.”

Truven researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Methodist was compared to other major teaching hospitals (based on number of beds and teaching status) in the country. The winning hospitals were announced in the Feb. 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

Based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar high-volume hospitals that were not winners, Truven found that if all hospitals performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Approximately 82,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • More than $6 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.


More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com. For more information on The Methodist Hospital, please see http://www.methodisthealth.com.