Houston Medical Center Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals
Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins has been named by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 best hospitals.
The local medical center is one of three in Georgia to make the list and the only one south of Atlanta.
HealthGrades, according to a Houston Healthcare press release announcing the honor, is the nation’s leading independent source of hospital quality ratings. To receive the top 100 ranking, hospitals must be designated a “distinguished hospital for clinical excellence” for five consecutive years based on mortality and complication rates.
According to HealthGrades, Houston Medical Center had a 30 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate from 2008 to 2010 across 17 procedures and diagnoses.
Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital were recognized for clinical achievements in specific care areas.
Houston Medical Center was rated among the nation’s 100 best hospitals for pulmonary care and has been ranked number one in Georgia for overall pulmonary services for seven years in a row. It has also been five-star rated for treatment of pneumonia for ten years in a row and five-star rated for six years in treatment of heart failure.
Perry Hospital has won HealthGrades’ pulmonary care excellence award for five years in a row and has been ranked in the top ten percent in the nation for five consecutive years in overall pulmonary services. It is also five-star rated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and for treatment of pneumonia.