St. David's HealthCare
July 07, 2016

St. David’s Medical Center Only Austin Hospital to Make the List

AUSTIN, Texas - Becker’s Hospital Review recently released the 2016 edition of its “100 Great Community Hospitals” list, which includes St. David’s Medical Center.

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selects hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from other organizations, including Truven Health Analytics, The Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, iVantage Health Analytics, CareChex and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Hospitals named to the Becker’s Review list have earned recognition from one or more of these organizations. In 2016, for the seventh consecutive year, Truven Health Analytics named St. David’s Medical Center to its list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. St. David’s Medical Center also received an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections, in 2016. St. David’s Medical Center has received straight “A” ratings since The Leapfrog Group launched the Hospital Safety ScoreSM initiative. Additionally, it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, for the fifth consecutive year.

“This distinction underscores our long-term commitment to serving the community with the highest level of care,” Don Wilkerson, chief executive officer of St. David’s Medical Center, said.

Becker's has published a version of this list annually since 2011. This is the fifth year the list has included 100 hospitals.

The full 2016 “100 Great Community Hospitals” online list includes individual profiles of all organizations:

St. David’s Medical Center

St. David’s Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. David’s Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations—St. David’s Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.

Located in central Austin, St. David’s Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.

St. David’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David’s Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades’ 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.