Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital has been ranked eighth in Houston in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.
The rankings recognize hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the difficult cases.
“We are incredibly honored to be ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the Houston area, and to be the highest ranked acute care community hospital outside of the Texas Medical Center by the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals report,” says Terry Wheeler, chief executive officer of the 181-bed hospital in northwest Houston. “Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital strives for health care quality excellence, and this ranking is a testament to our commitment to our patients and to our community.”
According to U.S. News, the metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of health care consumers than the nationally ranked Best Hospital report. Patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care at a high-performing hospital. “Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is in-network with over 50 major health insurance plans, helping ensure patients can receive quality, cost-effective care close to home in the northwest community,” adds Wheeler.
To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital has been recognized by a number of independent health care ratings organizations for clinical excellence including:
- Primary Stroke Center certification from the Joint Commission
- Accredited Cycle III Chest Pain Center from the Society for Chest Pain Centers
- Ranked among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for emergency medicine by HealthGrades for 2010
- Ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Texas for overall critical care services by HealthGrades for 2011