Six Memorial Hermann Health System locations made the top 10 in the Houston region in a new hospital ranking released by The Lown Institute, which measured the hospitals based on how they perform in terms of value to patients and a commitment to health equity within their communities.
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center was the top-ranked hospital in Houston and ninth in the nation, according to a news release from The Lown Institute, a Massachusetts-based nonpartisan think tank. Harris Health System was second on the Houston-area list, followed by Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Brazosport Regional Health System in Lake Jackson, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
The Lown Institute Hospitals Index compared the hospitals on 42 performance indicators that fall under three categories: Civic leadership, which assesses a commitment to equity, inclusion and community health; value of care, which measures use of unnecessary services; and patient outcomes, which evaluates patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction.
“At a time when communities are relying on them like never before, hospitals must rethink what it means to be great,” said Dr. Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Institute. “COVID-19 highlights how hospitals are essential community partners for anyone in need. To be great, however, a hospital cannot only provide care that’s high in quality. It must also deliver value and advance equality. Our index is designed to help them do just that.”