Case Study

Quality Consulting Reduces Texas Heart Institute Mortality Rates

Located in Houston, the Texas Heart Institute is one of the nation’s largest cardiovascular centers. When the institution received a one-star rating in open heart surgery, leaders at Texas Heart and its clinical partner, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, partnered with Healthgrades to identify the root causes of their worse-than-expected mortality rates.

After performing a comprehensive root-cause analysis of the center’s cardiac surgery process, Healthgrades Quality Assessment and Implementation team developed a series of clinical improvement processes aimed at reducing open heart surgery complication and mortality rates.

Learn more about the strategies that led this health system to realize an 11 percent decrease in mortality rates and achieve its best financial performance in years.

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