Houston, TX — Texas Orthopedic Hospital ranks #1 in Texas for joint replacement according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.  For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide focusing on eight key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and planned clinical areas. 

Hospitals recognized as among the Top Ranked in their state by Healthgrades are providing patients with measurably superior clinical outcomes.

 “Texas Orthopedic Hospital has a stellar team of colleagues and physicians that work together in focus to provide safe, effective, best in class patient care,” said Eric Becker, Texas Orthopedic Hospital CEO. “That team makes this award possible and I am very proud of the work they do every day for our patients. This recognition validates and further confirms our commitment to our community and our dedication to the highest standards for patient care.”

Access to quality information can inform and empower consumers in their decision-making process, and direct them to the best care. This is why Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals — with data insights not available anywhere else.

"Being ranked #1 in Texas for Joint Replacement is a testament to Texas Orthopedic Hospital’s continued commitment to top quality care. Hospitals receiving a #1 ranking in their state have much to be proud of as their deep medical expertise has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. Bowman added, “For almost 25 years, our mission has been to provide consumers with clear and accessible information to make more informed healthcare decisions. Patients can feel confident knowing that they have access to #1 ranked care for Joint Replacement at Texas Orthopedic Hospital.”

Consumers can visit healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.

For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance. Each of the eight specialties considered for state ranking have eligibility requirements specific to the nature and intent of the achievement that are aligned with requirements for Specialty Excellence Awards in those areas. State Rankings may reference a singular cohort (e.g. Stroke Care) or require the combination of a grouping of cohorts (e.g. Critical Care).  For each hospital, Healthgrades assigns an overall score for each specialty area based on hospital performance as determined by z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores when more than one condition or procedure is included in the award. The strength of a hospital's single z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores, is the key driver in ranking determination. Additionally, hospital eligibility for State Ranking awards requires a hospital receive a rating in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, no 1-Star ratings in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, and at least one 5-Star rating in a cohort included in the determination of the award.