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HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center nationally recognized by Healthgrades for specialty care

These achievements reflect the organization’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible.

November 15, 2023
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Houston, Texas — HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center announced today it has achieved numerous accolades for clinical excellence, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center was recognized with three Five-Star Distinctions. These achievements place HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center in the upper echelon of hospitals nationally for specialty care and reflect the organization’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible.

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center was recognized with the following achievements:

  • Five-Star Distinctions in: Treatment of Heart Attack, Pacemaker Procedures, Treatment of Sepsis,
  • Named Among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for Surgical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

“We are honored to be recognized among the world-class hospitals in our nation for the treatment, care and safety of our patients,” said Chris Osentowski, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center. “Our exceptional team of colleagues and physicians are committed to providing top healthcare to every patient, every day. I am excited to know their dedication to excellence is being recognized.”

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most, patient outcomes, Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement.  The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs.  From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications.*

“Healthgrades congratulates HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Your dedication, expertise, and tireless efforts have not only set you apart but have also positively impacted the lives of countless patients.”

Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Awards and Ratings Methodology.

November 15, 2023
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