PASADENA (February 3, 2020) - 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). CMS assigned star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality. Patients Medical Center was one of only 407 hospitals nationwide to earn five stars and one of only 37 hospitals in Texas to receive the top 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.
“The 5-Star designation by CMS is a significant achievement given to only a few hospitals,” said Steven Foster, president, Patients Medical Center. “The rating underlines the work of our dedicated caregivers at St. Luke’s Health—Patients Medical Center with respect to patient satisfaction, timely care, patient safety and overall cost of care.”
The ratings are designed to help the U.S. government share data with the public simply and consistently and help healthcare consumers compare hospitals based on standardized quality measures. According to CMS, better outcomes mean more stars, and the most common overall hospital rating is three stars.
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. 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.