HOUSTON (March 29, 2017)

For the 6th time, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions that support healthcare cost and quality improvement.

“We are very proud to make the list of the nation’s 100 top hospitals yet again. Our many affiliated physicians, nurses, and medical staff continue to work together to ensure consistent excellence in all aspects of our performance. This award is a reflection of their focus on clinical excellence, quality, patient safety and operational performance,” said Paul O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Memorial City.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas, ranging from severity-adjusted average length of stay to patient rating of overall hospital performance. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

“The hospital industry’s ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care appears to be bearing some positive results for both patients and payers,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “This year’s winners have reached new highs in performance in comparison to peers across the country, which suggests that improvement in value from hospitals is likely to continue.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 6 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.