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April 28, 2010 – Katy, Texas – Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions designed to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The hospital’s sister campus, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, was also an honoree.

The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence and overall organizational performance in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational effciency. The two facilities are the only Houston hospitals to receive the honor. This is the first time the two hospitals have been recognized with this honor. Memorial Hermann Memorial City was awarded in the category of large community hospitals; Memorial Hermann Katy won among medium-sized community hospitals.

 “We are proud to be recognized as one of the country’s leading hospitals in a comparison that is based on stringent criteria and quantifiable results,” said Rod Brace, Memorial Hermann West and Southwest Market CEO. “This award highlights the world-class care that our physicians and staff bring to Houston.”

The winners were identified through an in-depth analysis.  The study evaluated 2,926 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the areas of mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, patient

satisfaction and adherence to clinical standards of care, as well as post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.

“The 100 Top Hospitals winners raised the bar again this year, delivering a higher level of reliable care and greater value for their communities,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters.

Announced in the March 29 edition of “Modem Healthcare” magazine, Thomson Reuters will present the awards to executives and board members of the winning organizations in June during the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Summit in California.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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