Methodist Hospital recently ranked #1 in Texas for coronary intervention, according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. Coronary intervention relates to minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures that use catheters (a thin flexible tube) to place a small structure called a stent to open up blood vessels in the heart. Earlier this year, Methodist Hospital was also recognized by Healthgrades among the top 100 hospitals for coronary intervention.

Hospitals recognized among the Top Ranked in their state by Healthgrades are providing patients with measurably superior clinical outcomes. For example, Methodist Hospital’s coronary intervention program has a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) mortality index of less than two percent for all patients, even those with the highest acuity. Additionally, the STEMI, a type of heart attack that mainly affects the heart's lower chambers, door-to-balloon time is less than fifty-five minutes. This is a testament to the deep medical expertise that has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients.

“We have achieved the highest level of quality for coronary PCI based on the fact that we operate as a team at Methodist. This achievement is a direct reflection of the cohesive work between all team members who interact with and care for these patients. Everything they do is to ensure that our patients receive optimal care from the moment they enter the hospital, to the time they spend in the cath lab, to the moment they are discharged home,” commented Nandish Thukral, Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab & Complex PCI Program for Methodist Hospital.

Access to quality information can inform and empower consumers in their decision-making process, and direct them to the best care. For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide focusing on eight key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and planned clinical areas. Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality.