HCA Gulf Coast
November 29, 2023

Recognized with multiple clinical achievement awards and distinctions from Healthgrades

Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest 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 Northwest was recognized with Healthgrades 2024 America’s Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries Award, a Specialty Excellence Award and three Five-Star Distinctions. These achievements place HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest 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 Northwest was recognized with the following achievements:

  • Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Healthgrades 2024 Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Five-Star Distinctions in: Hip Fracture Treatment, Transurethral Prostate Resection, Treatment of Sepsis
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2024

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in Prostate Surgery and other procedures,” said Scott Davis, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest. “Our colleagues and physicians are committed to providing the highest care to every patient, every day. Our team remains dedicated to continuous advancements in skills and technology, as well as maintaining exceptional quality to deliver expert healthcare in our community.”

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 Northwest 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 Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.

*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.