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Houston Northwest Medical Center Receives Clinical Excellence Awards for Several Service Lines
Date:10/14/2008

Houston Northwest Medical Center's quality awards rank its care among the top 10% nationally

Findings are based on HealthGrades' 11th Annual Hospital Quality in America Study

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Houston Northwest Medical Center today announced that it has received the 2009 Specialty Excellence Awards for Stroke, Critical Care and General Surgery from HealthGrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings company. These awards place Houston Northwest Medical Center's clinical outcomes in the top ten percent nationally for each recognized area of care.

Other 2009 notable accolades include:

-- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure

-- Five-Star Rated for Spinal Fusion Two Years in a Row

-- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke Three Years in a Row

-- Received the Highest Possible Five-Star Rated for the Treatment of

Pneumonia Two Years in a Row

-- Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure Four Years in a Row

-- Received the Highest Possible Star Ratings for Treatment of Sepsis Three

Years in a Row

"Houston Northwest Medical Center is focused on delivering quality care for our patients. We take great pride in obtaining multiple awards from HealthGrades based on medical outcomes," said Drew Kahn, FACHE, chief executive officer at Houston Northwest Medical Center. "At Houston Northwest Medical Center, our top priorities are patient safety and clinical quality. Recognition for our quality care is a credit to the outstanding efforts of our physicians, nurses and staff," added Kahn.

These findings were included in the eleventh annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, analyzing more than 41 million Medicare hospitalization records from 2005 to 2007 at the nation's approximately 5,000 non-federal hospitals.

Based on the study, HealthGrades today made available its 2009 quality ratings fo
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