August 30, 2016
HCA Houston Healthcare has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 in the treatment of COPD and Heart Failure by U.S. News & World Report.
“We are thrilled to have achieved this recognition. The physicians, nurses, and staff at North Cypress strive every day to provide the best in safe, quality healthcare. I am extremely proud of our team and the care and treatment we provide our patients,” states Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Robert A. Behar.
“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.
For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter