HCA Gulf Coast
March 15, 2024

HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest among top 10% in the nation for patient safety

Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This distinction places HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest among the Top 10% for Patient Safety of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades. This achievement reflects the hospital’s dedication to providing a safe, high-quality care experience for all patients.

“We are incredibly proud and honored to be recognized by Healthgrades with the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award. HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest is dedicated to providing the best in patient care with patient safety at the forefront of everything we do,” said Scott Davis, CEO at HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest. “Thank you to our colleagues and physicians who provide comprehensive quality care to our patients each day.”

To determine the nation’s premier hospitals for patient safety, Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades’ analysis revealed marked declines in patient safety, particularly among the nation’s lowest-performing hospitals. As a result, patients who seek care at hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower risk of experiencing one of the four leading patient safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals:

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely)*
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56% less likely)*
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67% less likely)*
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71% less likely)*

“Through our 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a top priority.”

Where you’re treated matters, which is why Healthgrades is committed to providing the most scientifically accurate information about doctors and hospitals–with data insights not available anywhere else. To learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, visit Healthgrades.com.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award Methodology, which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2023.0.1) to MedPAR data from approximately 4,500 hospitals for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.