Quality Resources

Find out where we get our information as well as sites that you can visit for further research.

Hospital Compare
The Department of Health and Human Services provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. See how Houston Methodist compares to other hospitals in the areas of: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Visit the Hospital Compare website.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action. Visit the IHI website.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
The American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Magnet Recognition Status to hospitals with outstanding patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in nursing practice. Learn more about the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Vizient is a member-owned alliance serving 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers and their affiliated hospitals from which we gather data to compare ourselves with other members and gauge our progress in achieving patient satisfaction. Vizient offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational and patient safety performance. Vizient's mission is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. We track our quality performance with Vizient and continuously strive to improve our services. 


National Patient Safety Goals
The Joint Commission has created the National Patient Safety Goals to promote improvements in patient safety in key areas. Learn about the National Patient Safety Goals