HCA Gulf Coast
November 15, 2023

Recognized with multiple clinical achievement awards and distinctions from Healthgrades

Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast 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 Southeast was recognized with two Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards and eight Five-Star Distinctions. Among the facility’s distinctions are Specialty Excellence Awards placing the hospital in the top 10% of the nation for surgical care and critical care. In addition, the facility also received multiple five-star ratings for services such as treatment for heart failure, hip fracture treatment, cranial neurosurgery, treatment of pneumonia, gallbladder removal surgery and more. These achievements place HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast 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 Southeast was recognized with the following achievements:

  • Healthgrades 2024 Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Healthgrades 2024 Surgical Care Excellence Award™
  • Five-Star Distinctions in: Treatment of Heart Failure, Hip Fracture Treatment, Cranial Neurosurgery, Treatment of Pneumonia, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Treatment of Sepsis, Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, Treatment of Diabetic Hospitalizations
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for Surgical Care in 2024

"It is an honor to be recognized among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for providing excellence in the care of our patients.” said Yasmene McDaniel, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. “Our colleagues and physicians are committed to providing high-quality care to every patient, every day. Continued advancements in knowledge, skills, and technology allow us to consistently deliver top healthcare within 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 Southeast 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.