Katy Memorial Hermann One of Six Named Among Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters
Katy Texas News
Posted March 29, 2011
Six Memorial Hermann hospitals, including their location in Katy, have been named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Memorial Hermann’s hospitals were the only ones in the Houston-area to earn the recognition.
The Thomson Reuters 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.
Collectively, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital were awarded in the teaching hospitals category. For the second year in a row, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital was recognized in the medium community hospitals category. And, for the first time, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital was awarded in the small community hospitals category.
“Memorial Hermann is gratified that six of our hospitals were rated by Thomson Reuters to be among the Top 100 U.S. hospitals in 2011,” says Michael Shabot, M.D., chief medical officer for Memorial Hermann. “Thomson Reuters provides an objective evaluation based on calculations made on publicly reported quality, safety and patien