Northwest Texas Healthcare System was recognized as a 'high performing' hospital in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
The most current ratings, for 2016-2017, evaluate data from nearly 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties and regionally in states and major metro areas.
U.S. News assigns a rating to hospitals in a handful of common procedures and conditions, including heart failure and COPD. Survival chances at Northwest Texas Healthcare System 30 days after undergoing a heart failure or COPD procedure were rated 'best,' based on U.S. News' analysis of Medicare claims.
“We are honored to be recognized for our passion, commitment and experience and are raising the bar for healthcare delivery in this region,” said Mark Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Texas Healthcare System.
U.S. News & World Report rankings are available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.