Baylor Scott & White Hospital Brenham medical malpractice attorney/lawyer

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services listed this Brenham hospital in the bottom-50% of hospitals nationwide for certain infection rates and hospital-acquired injuries

 
April 3, 2018

As a Houston, Texas medical malpractice attorney, I handle cases involving medical and healthcare mistakes throughout the State of Texas, including the Brenham area.

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Brenham is located at 700 Medical Pkwy, Brenham, TX 7783. It is a 60-bed acute care hospital that offers healthcare to patients in Washington, Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lee and Waller counties.

The hospital offers services in areas including breast imaging, oral surgery, diabetes care, ear, nose and throat (ENT), optometry/ophthalmology, foot care and podiatry, cardiac/heart/vascular, diagnostic imaging and radiology, men’s health, orthopedic surgery, pain management, pediatrics, primary care, sports medicine, urology, and women’s health.

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Brenham’s surgery services included cardiothoracic, colon and rectal, oral and maxillofacial, general, gynecological, head and neck, neurosurgery, ophthalmic, orthopedic, pediatric, plastic, podiatric, robotic, oncology, transplant, trauma, urologic, vascular, and weight loss (bariatric). Its emergency room is designated as a Level 4 general trauma center.

Quality of care concerns

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services oversees the federal Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. Since 2014, the program has required annual reporting from accredited hospitals on certain quality of care indicators related to infection and hospital-acquired injury rates.

The Centers analyze the reports and then release an annual list of those hospitals performing at the bottom-25% of these patient safety measures. The idea behind the program is to provide a financial motivation for hospitals to improve their patient safety and healthcare. The hospitals who make the undistinguished list of bottom-performing hospitals are penalized by Medicare with a 1% reduction in their reimbursement rate for one year.

In my experience, as a Houston, Texas medical malpractice attorney, and a former hospital administrator, there are very few things that capture the attention of hospital leaders more than money/financial accountability.

In December 2017, when Medicare and Medicaid announced their 2017-2018 list of the bottom-25% of hospitals under their infection rates and hospital-acquired injury standards, Baylor Scott & White Hospital Brenham was included on the list.

We are here to help

For a free consultation about your potential medical malpractice or wrongful death care involving Baylor Scott & White Hospital Brenham, or any other hospital or doctor in Texas, call the experienced lawyers at Houston’s Painter Law Firm, at 281-580-8800.

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Robert Painter is an attorney at Painter Law Firm PLLC, in Houston, Texas. He represents patients and family members in medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits against hospitals, physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers. In 2017, he was named one of Houston’s top lawyers by H Texas magazine. In the same year, the Better Business Bureau recognized Painter Law Firm with its Award of Distinction.

Robert Painter

Robert Painter is a medical malpractice lawyer at Painter Law Firm PLLC.

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