HealthGrades 2007-2008 Five Star Rating for Maternity Care 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Monday, 25 June 2007 

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital announced today that it has been recognized with a five-star rating for clinical excellence in maternity care from HealthGrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings company.  Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is also the only hospital in Northwest Houston to receive this five-star rating four years in a row (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).

The 2007/2008 HealthGrades programmatic ratings for maternity care are based on the following criteria: in-hospital complication rates associated with vaginal and cesarean deliveries, in-hospital volume, neonatal mortality, and complication rates for non-medically indicated or patient choice cesarean sections.

For its 2007/2008 ratings, HealthGrades independently analyzed the quality of maternity care for more than 1,500 hospitals across 19 states that make this information publicly available, objectively assessing their clinical performance and quality over the three year period from 2003 – 2005.  The four criteria measured were weighted using predetermined weights based on consensus from a physician panel. Each factor’s percentile score was multiplied by its weight and then summed to create an overall score.  Based upon each hospital’s overall score, HealthGrades applied the following rating system:

Five-star (Best) = Top 15% of all hospitals within 19 states
Three-star (Average) = Middle 70% of all hospitals within 19 states
One-star (Poor) = Bottom 15% of all hospitals within 19 states  

“Each year, HealthGrades conducts annual studies of hospital quality in America,” explained Samantha Collier, HealthGrades’ Chief Medical Officer.  “The fact is, a close analysis of the data shows that the quality of maternity care varies widely from hospital to hospital, so it’s important for individuals to have this vital information as they evaluate hospitals.”  

The complete maternity care ratings are published, free of charge, on the HealthGrades Web site,  Ratings for 28 other medical procedures and diagnoses – including cardiac, pulmonary, vascular, stroke, orthopedics, critical care, bariatrics and gastrointestinal services are also available on the HealthGrades Web site.  More than three million users visit the HealthGrades Web site each month.

Cy-Fair Regional Health Network, a part of Tenet’s Central Region, is a locally focused health network developed by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and designed to improve access to primary care services in underserved areas of the Cy-Fair area of northwest Houston. The network currently comprises Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, a 180-bed acute care hospital located at 10655 Steepletop Drive; Cy-Fair Medical Partners, a physician network that includes four convenient clinics and seven primary care physicians in outlying communities surrounding the hospital; Cypress Fairbanks Urgent Care Center, a minor emergency care facility located at 9110 Barker Cypress; and Cy-Fair Professional Building, a new medical office building currently under construction and slated for completion in fall 2007. Cy-Fair Regional Health Network is committed to providing northwest Houston families with the same quality health care found at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center. To learn more about Cy-Fair Regional Health Network, please visit To learn more about Cy-Fair Medical Partners, please visit