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59 Texas hospitals make Medicare's list of the bottom-performing 25% of hospitals nationwide

Medicare's list is based on the rate of new injuries or hospital-acquired conditions that happen after a patient is admitted to a hospital

In late 2014, Medicare began penalizing hospitals that rank in the worst-performing 25% of hospitals nationwide. Hospitals who make the undistinguished list, based on the rate of hospital-acquired conditions, are hit with a 1% reimbursement rate reduction by Medicare.

Hospital-acquired conditions refer to illnesses or conditions that the patient didn’t have when walking into the hospital. Rather, they are new injuries caused by the healthcare that’s provided.

As a former hospital administrator, I know that hospital leaders pay close attention to the financial bottom line. I also can’t imagine that anyone would want their facility to be on this list. What surprises me, though, is how often hospitals remain on this list for multiple years in a row. This suggests to me that they have a serious problem with hiring, training, and supervising competent staff members.

For fiscal year 2018, the results are in. A total of 59 Texas hospitals made this year’s Medicare bottom-quarter list. As I looked through the list, I’m very familiar with several of these hospitals throughout the State of Texas based on medical malpractice cases that I’ve handled. Here’s the list:

University Medical Center of El Paso

Providence Health Center

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

UT Health East Texas Tyler Regional Hospital

North Texas Medical Center

Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas

Val Verde Regional Medical Center

Hereford Regional Medical Center

Scott & White Hospital Brenham

Paris Regional Medical Center

Northwest Texas Hospital

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin

University Health System

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Llano

Christus Center Rosa Medical Center

Wise Regional Health System

Harris Health System

Texoma Medical Center

Huntsville Memorial Hospital

Navarro Regional Hospital

Woodland Heights Medical Center

Memorial Hospital

Palo Pinto General Hospital

Shannon Medical Center

Cuero Regional Hospital

Care Regional Medical Center

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

West Houston Medical Center

Starr County Memorial Hospital

Valley Regional Medical Center

Tomball Regional Medical Center

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth

Medical City Arlington

El Campo Memorial Hospital

Southwest General Hospital

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Covenant Hospital Levelland

United Memorial Medical Center

Medical Center Allen

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital

Lubbock Heart Hospital LP

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano

Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery Plano

North Cypress Medical Center

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

Cook Children’s Northeast Hospital, LLC

St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital

Seton Medical Center Hays

Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington

Aspire Behavioral Health of Conroe, ::C

Emil J. Freireich Cancer Center

Ad Hospital East, LLC

Pearland Medical Center

Humble Surgical Hospital, LLC

Cleveland Emergency Hospital

Providence Hospital of North Houston LLC

The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

Robert Painter is an award-winning medical malpractice attorney at Painter Law Firm PLLC, in Houston, Texas. He is a former hospital administrator who represents patients and family members in medical negligence and wrongful death lawsuits all over Texas. Contact him by calling 281-580-8800 or emailing him right now.

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