Houston, TX- (August 5, 2016) Texas Orthopedic Hospital is thrilled to be recognized as 1 of only 3 hospitals in Houston with a five star rating and 17th in the nation.  For the first time, the federal government has released quality ratings on hospitals across the nation and out of 3,617 hospitals reviewed, only 102 hospitals (2.2%) received a 5 star rating. 

Medicare’s Hospital Compare website at https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html has just made it easier for you to check a hospital’s performance.  The site has added overall star ratings to help you better understand which hospitals are performing at the top, which are average and which need improvement.  The ratings are from one to five stars, with five being the best.

The Hospital Compare site has already gained a solid reputation with the public by showing how hospitals score on various quality indicators.  You can compare hospitals across the nation on clinical outcomes, patient safety and customer satisfaction.

The new star ratings offer a snapshot of hospitals’ quality of care based on 64 individual measures of hospital performance already posted on the website.  The ratings include how often a patient gets an infection after surgery, how long a patient must wait in the emergency department before being evaluated by a doctor or nurse, and how likely a patient is to get readmitted to the hospital.  For a complete list of the 64 measures, visit the Hospital Compare website: https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

As a premiere orthopedic specialty hospital, Texas Orthopedic Hospital is dedicated to providing every patient with quality care and superior outcomes.  Since 1995, this is what Texas Orthopedic Hospital strives to do and the data is a way to publicly share this invaluable information.  Now the general public has access to a world of knowledge to make an educated decision on where to have their healthcare needs met. 

For more information about Texas Orthopedic Hospital, visit texasorthopedic.com or call 713-799-8600 to schedule a personalized tour.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital—Texas Orthopedic Hospital (TOH), an affiliate of HCA, and partially physician-owned by Fondren Orthopedic Group, is a specialty surgery, rehabilitation and sports medicine center.  As one of the leading orthopedic specialty hospitals in the world, TOH is dedicated to improving patient results by providing high-quality, cost-effective, specialized orthopedic care in a streamlined environment focused on wellness, mobility and quick recovery.

Fondren Orthopedic Group—Fondren Orthopedic Group, formed in 1973, has more than 40 surgeons practicing in ten subspecialties—a degree of sub-specialization unmatched in the Houston area. Because of its physicians’ long-standing reputation for leadership in the field of orthopedic surgery, as well as in teaching and research, the group has become one of the nation’s most respected orthopedic practices. Many of the advanced surgical procedures and instruments used today were developed by Fondren physicians, who operate in the state-of-the-art, specially equipped surgery suites at Texas Orthopedic Hospital.