HOUSTON (March 06, 2019)

Two Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals were recently recognized as being among the nation’s best by IBM Watson Health’s™ 100 Top Hospitals® annual study that identifies top-performing hospitals in the United States.

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center was recognized as one of the top large community hospitals, while Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital was recognized as one of the top medium community hospitals.

The study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance from more than 3,100 hospitals across the country based on several clinical and operational measures.

“We are extremely proud that our Memorial City and Katy campuses are the only hospitals in the Greater Houston area to be included on this outstanding list," said Chuck Stokes, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System. “All of our campuses go out of their way to provide the highest quality care for the people across our community. To be recognized for that care and efficiency is truly humbling for these campuses and all of the hardworking and accomplished employees and affiliated physicians.”

It is the eighth time Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center has been recognized on the list of 20 large community hospitals with 250 or more beds. Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has now been recognized three times as one of 20 medium community hospitals with 100 to 249 beds.

The 100 Top Hospitals winners outperform peer group hospitals on measures that include patient satisfaction, length of stay and mortality rates, among other metrics. According to IBM Watson Health, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities that were recognized, more than 103,000 additional lives could be saved, more than 38,000 additional patients would avoid preventable complications, more than $8.2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved, and approximately 155,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.

Hospitals included on this year’s list had:

  • 24.9 percent higher survival rates than those of peer hospitals;
  • 18.7 percent fewer complications and 19.3 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections than peer group hospitals;
  • A median severity-adjusted length of stay that was one half-day shorter than peers;
  • Median emergency department wait times that were 17.3 minutes shorter than peers;
  • Overall patient experience, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), was rated 3 percent higher than peer hospitals.

For more information about the recognition, visit www.100tophospitals.com.