U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Northwest Texas Healthcare System (NWTHS) as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Kidney Failure, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, COPD and Stroke. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures and Conditions ratings. The annual Procedures and Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
NWTHS earned a High Performing rating for Kidney Failure, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, COPD and Stroke in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
“This recognition is an affirmation to the dedication of the physicians and employees of Northwest who work diligently to provide quality care for our patients," stated Ryan Chandler, CEO, NWTHS. "It is a great honor to recognize our team, but most importantly, that our community is receiving quality care to keep them close to home."
For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis and Managing Editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”
The U.S. News Procedures and Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.