Patient Safety at Texas Hospitals
All large Texas hospitals Updated Dec. 13, 2011

The Dallas Morning News examined how large, general hospitals in Texas -- those with 200 beds or more -- performed on a variety of patient safety measures developed by the federal government. Outcomes for the 105 large, general hospitals are based on data they reported to the state in 2009. For more, read the methodology.
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Hospital Composite score Death in Low Mortality Diagnoses Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Post-operative respiratory failure Post-operative pulminary embolism or deep-vein thrombosis Post-operative wound dehiscence Accidental punctures and lacerations in surgery
Abilene Regional Medical Center
Abilene, Texas
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Baptist Medical Center - Northeast
San Antonio, Texas
Baptist St. Anthony's Health System - Baptist Campus
Amarillo, Texas
Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
Carrollton, Texas
Baylor Medical Center at Garland
Garland, Texas
Baylor Medical Center at Irving
Irving, Texas
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
Grapevine, Texas
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Bayshore Medical Center
Pasadena, Texas
Ben Taub General Hospital
Houston, Texas
CHRISTUS Hospital
Beaumont, Texas
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Shoreline
Corpus Christi, Texas
Christus St. Michael Health System
Texarkana, Texas
Citizens Medical Center
Victoria, Texas
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
Webster, Texas
Conroe Regional Medical Center
Conroe, Texas
Covenant Medical Center
Lubbock, Texas
Dallas Regional Medical Center
Mesquite, Texas
Del Sol Medical Center
El Paso, Texas
Denton Regional Medical Center
Denton, Texas
DeTar Hospitals
Victoria, Texas
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
Dallas, Texas
East Texas Medical Center Tyler
Tyler, Texas
Good Shepherd Medical Center
Longview, Texas
Hendrick Medical Center
Abilene, Texas
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
Waco, Texas
Houston Northwest Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Huguley Memorial Medical Center
Fort Worth, Texas
John Peter Smith Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas
Kingwood Medical Center
Kingwood, Texas
Knapp Medical Center
Weslaco, Texas
Laredo Medical Center
Laredo, Texas
Las Palmas Medical Center
El Paso, Texas
Mainland Medical Center
Texas City, Texas
Medical Center Hospital
Odessa, Texas
Medical Center of Arlington
Arlington, Texas
Medical Center of Lewisville
Lewisville, Texas
Medical Center of Plano
Plano, Texas
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, Texas
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
Houston, Texas
Memorial Hermann Northeast
Humble, Texas
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
Houston, Texas
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Houston, Texas
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Houston, Texas
Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
The Woodlands, Texas
Memorial Medical Center Lufkin
Lufkin, Texas
Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston, Texas
Midland Memorial Hospital
Midland, Texas
Mission Regional Medical Center
Mission, Texas
Mother Frances Hospital
Tyler, Texas
Nix Health
San Antonio, Texas
Northwest Texas Hospital
Amarillo, Texas
Paris Regional Medical Center South Campus
Paris, Texas
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, Texas
Park Plaza Hospital
Houston, Texas
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Providence Health Center
Waco, Texas
Providence Memorial Hospital
El Paso, Texas
Rio Grande Regional Hospital
McAllen, Texas
Scott and White Memorial Hospital
Temple, Texas
Seton Medical Center Austin
Austin, Texas
Shannon Medical Center
San Angelo, Texas
Sierra Medical Center
El Paso, Texas
South Texas Health System Dba Edinburg Regional Medical Center
Edinburg, Texas
Southwest General Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
Spring Branch Medical Center
Houston, Texas
St. David's Medical Center
Austin, Texas
St. David's North Austin Medical Center
Austin, Texas
St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Austin, Texas
St. Joseph Medical Center
Houston, Texas
St. Joseph Regional Health Center
Bryan, Texas
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston, Texas
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Arlington, Texas
Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB
Bedford, Texas
Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton
Denton, Texas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
Plano, Texas
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas
Port Arthur, Texas
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas
The Woman's Hospital of Texas
Houston, Texas
Tomball Regional Hospital
Tomball, Texas
United Regional Health Care System
Wichita Falls, Texas
University Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
University Medical Center
Lubbock, Texas
University Medical Center at Brackenridge
Austin, Texas
University Medical Center of El Paso
El Paso, Texas
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
Galveston, Texas
UT Southwestern University Hospital-St Paul
Dallas, Texas
Valley Baptist Medical Center
Harlingen, Texas
Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville
Brownsville, Texas
Valley Regional Medical Center
Brownsville, Texas
Wadley Regional Medical Center
Texarkana, Texas
West Houston Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Wilson N. Jones Medical Center
Sherman, Texas
Source: Dallas Morning News analysis of Texas Department of State Health Services 2009 hospital discharge data.

Performance category calculated based on 95 percent confidence interval vs. average state rate among all patients at large, full-service hospitals. Hospitals considered average if their rates are within the margin-of-error of the average.