The Woman's Hospital of Texas Earns "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures"

September 25, 2012

Recognition from The Joint Commission

Woman’s Recognized Second Year in a Row for Surgical Care

Performers on Key Quality Measures

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas (TWHT) was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  The Joint Commission recognized Woman’s for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes to improve patient outcomes in surgical care.

 The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is one of only 244 hospitals nationwide to achieve this distinction two years in a row.   The list of Top Performers represents the top 18 percent of Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting measurement performance data.

“We are committed to providing quality, compassionate care to the women and infants we serve,” said Linda Russell, CEO of TWHT. “This recognition is a validation of the exceptional care that our physicians and staff will continue to provide to our patients and their families. “

The Joint Commission - National Quality Approval

 The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for 2011.

“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patients.”

The newest data was drawn from more than 3,000 Joint-Accredited hospitals across the country.

“Improving patient outcomes and providing quality care to our community remains our key focus,” said Cathy Thibodeaux, Director of Quality Management at TWHT. “Although we are pleased to be recognized for the second time in a row, we will continue our work to sustain improvements.”

In addition to being included in the 2012 Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source and the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives.

About the Woman’s Hospital of Texas

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is an acute care hospital located near the Texas Medical Center. The hospital was established in 1976 by a group of physicians who recognized the need for a facility focused solely on the care of women and infants. In keeping with this vision, Woman’s offers a full range of women’s services, including breakthrough developments in minimally invasive surgery and urogynecology as well as an antepartum unit, 36 labor and delivery rooms, a medical surgical unit and 124-bed Levels II and III Neonatal Intensive Care nurseries. Since its inception, Woman’s has welcomed over 200,000 babies into the world and delivers more babies in Harris County than any other hospital.  Well equipped to handle everything from preemies weighing less than 1,500 grams to high-order multiples, the hospital garners recognition for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as its impressive outcomes for its tiniest patients.  In addition, the Woman’s Hospital of Texas has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Visit our website at www.womanshospital.com.

About the HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include 10 Hospitals, 7 ambulatory surgery centers, 6 diagnostic imaging facilities, 6 off-campus emergency centers, a hospital-based express care center, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150 mile radius. For more information visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.