We are proud to announce that Memorial Hermann and six of its hospitals, including the one here at The Woodlands, have been identified as providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, as measured by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
The Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award is given to those who offer surgeries on the female reproductive systems, such as hysterectomies or the removal of uterine fibroids. Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for all patients provided by 17 individual states for years 2010 through 2012. This year, Healthgrades recognized Memorial Hermann as being in the top 5% of all hospitals evaluated.
Some other interesting facts about the award: During this three-year timeframe, Healthgrades found
• 57.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication in gynecologic surgery by selecting a hospital rated with five stars compared to hospitals with one star
• If all hospitals performed to the higher standards, nearly 18,000 in-hospital complications may have potentially been avoided.
• According to the results of the Harris Poll survey, when asked how likely women would choose a hospital based on its 5-star rating (knowing there was a 54% lower risk of complication in gynecologic surgery), 71% indicated that they would very/fairly likely choose a hospital with that rating.
The other five Memorial Hermann hospitals who received the award include Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Katy, Memorial City, and Northeast.
And if you live in the Houston or Woodlands area and would like to schedule a consult with one of our award-winning doctors, call us at 281-364-9898.