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Healthgrades Recognizes St. Luke’s Health—The Woodlands Hospital as Five-Star Recipient for Women’s Care

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THE WOODLANDS, TX (November, 30, 2020) – St. Luke’s Health—The Woodlands Hospital today announced it has been named a five-star recipient for C-section and Vaginal Deliveries as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This five-star rating indicates that The Woodlands Hospital clinical outcomes for deliveries are statistically significantly better than expected.

“Our team of skilled physicians, nurses, and staff recognize the importance of providing high quality services to women in our communities,” said Jim Parisi, St. Luke’s Health North Houston Market President. “We are thrilled to receive the 5-star recognition from Healthgrades as we continually strive to offer compassionate, safe care to our patients and their families.”

“Hospital quality should be top of mind for consumers when they evaluate and compare hospital performance,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Women who select a hospital with a 5-star rating can feel confident in their choice knowing that these organizations are committed to providing exceptional women’s care to their patients.”

“This is an outstanding achievement,” said Ferenc Markos, MD, Medical Director of Women’s Services at The Woodlands Hospital. “The St. Luke’s Health team consistently puts patients first, and strives to deliver the highest quality care in our community. Receiving this award from Healthgrades is a true testament to the dedication of our team.”

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received five stars and those that have not. For example:

  • From 2016 through 2018, women having a C-section or vaginal delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star*.

  • From 2016-2018, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average 59.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.

About St. Luke’s Health – Texas Division

St. Luke’s Health is a fully-integrated network that provides care to the communities in Greater Houston and the Southeast Texas region through 16 acute care hospitals and over 270 access points including numerous urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and clinics conveniently located across the region. With a team of 11,000 employees and caregivers and more than 5,000 physicians, St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. A joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, a leading academic health center with quaternary care and advanced specialists. St. Luke’s Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. Learn more at

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