Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock is a recipient of a 2017 Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® award. Published by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business on March 6, the study reported notable improvements for U.S. hospitals on quality measures between 2011 and 2015.
Truven recognized hospitals for outstanding performance in safeguarding patients from medical errors, improving outcomes, providing evidence-based treatment and delivering care at a reasonable cost. Hospitals that are awarded are split into five categories: Major Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Hospitals, Large Community Hospitals, Medium Community Hospitals and Small Community Hospitals.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock was one of six Texas hospitals awarded on the list, and one of two Texas hospitals in its category, Medium Community Hospitals.
Baylor Scott & White Health has served Travis and Williamson counties for more than 10 years.
"Our team in Round Rock is dedicated to providing safe, quality care to patients, and to see their work recognized through this award is both well-deserved and humbling," said Jay Fox, president of Baylor Scott & White's Austin / Round Rock Region. "We're proud to be acknowledged among our peers in this group and look forward to continuing to serve the Round Rock community with an unwavering drive toward excellent care."
Jean Chenoweth, Truven Health Analytics senior vice president, said the level of 2011—2015 improvement exceeded the previous five-year periods studied by her organization. She also said the trajectory of performance indicates hospital quality improvement likely will continue.
The accolade for Baylor Scott & White– Round Rock follows an August 2016 recognition by the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" 2016-2017 list for the location's outstanding heart failure care.
The 2017 100 Top Hospitals will be recognized at the 100 Top Hospitals Summit June 7-9 at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami, Fla.
For more information on the 2017 Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® list, visit: 100tophospitals.com.
For more information on Baylor Scott & White's offerings in the Austin / Round Rock region, visit: ATX.BSWHealth.com
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com