Texas Orthopedic Hospital outperforms 98 percent of U.S. hospitals in patient safety and experience

Houston, Texas – Texas Orthopedic Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. These achievements reflect Texas Orthopedic Hospital’s dedication to providing a safe, high quality care experience for all patients and place the organization among an elite group of only 79 hospitals nationwide to achieve both awards.

“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for both patient safety and patient experience,” said Eric Becker, CEO of Texas Orthopedic Hospital. “Our patients are at the heart of what we do and these awards reflect our team’s commitment to high safety standards and award-winning patient care.”

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

Similarly, Texas Orthopedic Hospital outperformed its peers–based on feedback from its own patients–in order to achieve the 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Survey questions focus on patients’ perceptions of their hospital care, from cleanliness and noise levels to medication explanations and staff responsiveness. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family and their overall rating of the hospital.**

“We’re proud to recognize Texas Orthopedic Hospital for their commitment to ensuring a best-in-class hospital stay for all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data sciences at Healthgrades. Texas Orthopedic Hospital’s success demonstrates that patient safety and patient satisfaction go hand-in-hand, and we look forward to their continued leadership in these critical areas of patient care.”

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*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.

**To determine the leading hospitals for patient experience, Healthgrades applies a scoring methodology to ten patient experience measures using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data submitted by the hospital’s own patients. To learn more about how Healthgrades evaluates patient experience, see the complete Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award Methodology. A patient-friendly overview of our methodology is also available here.