Clinical Outcomes at Cy-Fair Hospital Recognized as Superior According to Study 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Tuesday, 14 October 2008 

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital announced today that it has received the 2009 Specialty Excellence Awards for Critical Care and for Pulmonary Services from HealthGrades, a leading independent health care ratings company. These awards place the hospital’s clinical outcomes in the top ten percent of hospitals across the nation.

Other 2009 notable accolades include:

  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure Two Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke Four Years in a Row
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 Hospitals in Texas for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia Six Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Five Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure Four Years in a Row

Earlier this year, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital was also awarded the 2008/2009 Maternity Care Excellence Award and received a five-star rating for Overall Bariatric Surgery for the third consecutive year.

“Providing quality health care services is the top priority of each physician, nurse, and ancillary staff member at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital,” said Terry Wheeler, chief executive officer of the hospital in northwest Houston. “We have been dedicated to caring for our community for over 25 years, and we continue to stay focused on improving our patients’ outcomes every day. The quality designations from this study are further proof of our commitment to building a healthier community and to achieving clinical excellence throughout our hospital.”

These findings were included in the eleventh annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, which is a comprehensive study analyzing more than 41 million Medicare hospitalization records from 2005 to 2007 at the nation’s approximately 5,000 non-federal hospitals. On its Web site, HealthGrades offers, free to consumers, quality ratings of 27 procedures and treatments for virtually every hospital in the country. The Web site is designed so that consumers can easily compare patient outcomes at their local hospitals for procedures ranging from aortic aneurysm repair to bypass surgery.

Each hospital receives a star rating based on its patient outcomes in terms of mortality or complication rates for each procedure or treatment. Hospitals with outcomes that are above average to a statistically significant degree receive a five-star rating.

For further details on Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital’s quality ratings, visit