Houston Methodist The Woodlands Named No. 1 Hospital in National Cohort for Third Consecutive Year

By: Wes Hamilton
| Published 09/25/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital has been recognized as a top performer in the 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient Inc.

For a third consecutive year, Houston Methodist The Woodlands is ranked No. 1 out of 181 Vizient members in the Complex Care Medical Centers cohort. This ranking demonstrates excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking, which has been conducted annually since 2005.

This year, 784 participating hospitals were segmented into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking. The ranking measured performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness and equity. The ranking factors in measures from the Vizient Clinical Data Base includes performance data from the HCAHPS survey and the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

“This honor reflects the unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation of our physicians, nurses, and staff and their commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Debbie Sukin, Executive Vice President, Houston Methodist and Chief Executive Officer, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. “They work tirelessly every day to uphold the highest standards of quality and safety to care for our patients, and I am proud that their dedication has not gone unnoticed nationally.”

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

“Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital has demonstrated high-level commitment to the continuous improvement that is necessary to succeed in today’s evolving health care environment,” said David Levine, group senior vice president, advanced analytics and data science for Vizient. “The annual ranking leverages a unique, comprehensive and timely metrics-based methodology to recognize hospitals that achieve results on key measures that define quality patient care and delivery. Congratulations, Houston Methodist The Woodlands, on this prestigious honor.”

See a full list of winners here.

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