Cy-Fair Ranked in Top 5% for Emergency Care 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 

An injury, an illness, a heart attack, a stroke…no one plans for an emergency to affect you or your family. When it does occur, you want to have access to outstanding health care services close to home to get the care you need fast. That’s where Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital comes in.

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center’s emergency medicine care has been found to be among the top 5% in the nation according to a new study released by HealthGrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization. As a result, Cy-Fair Hospital is a proud recipient of the HealthGrades 2010 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™.

“With the CDC showing that 50% of hospital admissions are now beginning with hospital emergency rooms, it’s more important than ever for hospitals to reach the level of excellence achieved by those in the top 5% of this study,” said Rick May MD, a vice president with HealthGrades and co-author of the study. “Those living in a community with a top 5% hospital in emergency medicine should feel extremely confident that, should an emergency arise, they will receive top-notch care.”

The accolades are based on HealthGrades’ analysis of data from hospitals nationwide for emergency patients suffering from the following conditions: bowel obstruction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetic acidosis and coma, gastrointestinal bleed, heart attack, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke. Collectively, these results were risk-adjusted and reviewed to determine the top performing hospitals and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital was identified as one of them.

“Cy-Fair’s commitment to high quality care is echoed through the many distinctions we have received,” says Terry Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “We are extremely proud to serve our community.”

Following are just a few of the awards Cy-Fair has received:

-          Primary Stroke Center certification from the Joint Commission

-          Cycle III Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers

-          Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

-          2010 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award

-          2010 HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award

For a full list of quality awards and for more information on our award-winning emergency care, visit or call 800-681-2733.