This Austin hospital ranks among top 10 in the nation, says new study

A new report ranks an Austin hospital among the best in the US when it comes to caring for patients and the entire community.

Brookline, Massachusetts-based think tank The Lown Institute unveiled its Lown Institute Hospitals Index, which ranks more than 3,000 US hospitals based on data management (inclusion and access), value of care, and patient outcomes (safety and satisfaction) Valued data from a variety of sources.

“At a time when communities are relying on them like never before, hospitals need to rethink what it means to be great,” says Dr. Vikas Saini, President of the Lown Institute, in a press release. “COVID-19 underscores the importance of hospitals to those in need in the community. However, to be great, a hospital cannot only deliver high quality service. It must also deliver value and promote equality. Our index is designed to help them do that. ” just that. “

Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin ranks fourth on the list of the best US hospitals overall. Seton Northwest received an A- for civic leadership, an A- for value of care, and an A + for patient outcome for an overall grade of A +.

The report also includes a breakdown of the best hospitals in the Austin area. Those who get a B or better are:

  1. Seton Northwest Hospital, A +

  2. Central Texas Medical Center – San Marcos, A +

  3. Seton Highland Lakes – Burnet, A.

  4. St. Davids South Austin Medical Center, A-

  5. Seton Medical Center, A-

  6. Round Rock Medical Center, B +

  7. St. David’s Medical Center, B +

  8. North Austin Medical Center, B.

Three other hospitals in Texas are in the country’s top 10: the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth ranked number 1, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston ranked number 9, and the Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas ranked 10th.

According to the press release, the aim of the study is to hold hospitals accountable for more than one success factor.

“No other hospital ranking offers a 360-degree view of hospital performance,” said Shannon Brownlee, senior vice president at the Lown Institute, in the press release.

“Many of the best-known hospitals do very well on patient outcomes, but badly on citizen leadership and value of care. Our data shows that it is possible to achieve good results in all three categories as some hospitals do If your communities are being served effectively and fairly. “

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