Pasadena, TX (January 4, 2018) – St. Luke&'s Health—Patients Medical Center (Patients Medical Center) has achieved a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With more than 4,500 hospitals participating in the federally-funded healthcare program, Patients Medical Center was one of only 337 hospitals nationwide and 33 in Texas awarded a five-star rating.
Five stars is the highest rating a hospital can receive through the Hospital Compare overall rating scale. Publicly reported on the Medicare.gov website, the overall rating scale utilizes individual hospital data from up to 57 quality measures across seven quality group categories, including mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging.
“We continually strive to offer the highest quality care while providing a superior patient experience,” said Steven Foster, president, Patients Medical Center. “Receiving a five-star rating, the highest possible from CMS, further confirms that the physicians and staff of Patients Medical Center offer exceptional healthcare to their patients and the community.”
Hospital Compare was created by CMS to assist patients and their families when making decisions about where to receive healthcare. Additionally, the program encourages hospitals to improve the quality of care provided through on-going monitoring of quality data. For more information about the program, visit Medicare.gov/HospitalCompare.
About St. Luke&'s Health Patients Medical Center
Patients Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, and Clear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds, and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range of primary and specialized services—wound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular, women&'s services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders.
About St. Luke&'s Health
St. Luke&'s Health, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets?CHI St. Luke&'s Health is home of the Texas Heart Institute (THI), eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several Baylor St. Luke&'s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; St. Luke&'s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, St. Luke&'s is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine®, which encompasses Baylor St. Luke&'s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center. Together, St. Luke&'s Health, THI, and Baylor College of Medicine are transforming healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities.
About Catholic Health Initiatives
St. Luke&'s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation&'s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at CatholicHealthInitiatives.com.