Quitman (August 11, 2023) — UT Health Quitman received the top grade for quality according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, putting it in the top 15% of hospitals in the nation ranked by CMS for quality.
Of the more than 3,075 hospitals nationwide that received ratings as part of the assessment, UT Health Quitman was one of only 483 hospitals to receive the highest rating — five stars.
“It is an honor to earn five-star recognition, and it is proof of our dedication, hard work and commitment to delivering quality care to the residents of Wood County by our great staff, providers and leaders,” said UT Health Quitman CEO Jared Smith.
The overall star ratings are based on 46 quality measures across five areas — safety of care, mortality, patient experience, readmission rates and timely and effective care — which are summarized into a single star rating for each hospital.
UT Health Quitman also was recognized among the most socially responsible hospitals in the U.S. by the Lown Hospitals Index, which measures social responsibility as a composite of performance on equity, value and outcomes. UT Health Quitman was ranked 22 on the list of 54 hospitals (out of over 3,600) to receive straight “A” grades in all three of these categories, giving these hospitals the highest rankings in overall social responsibility.
About UT Health East Texas
UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.
As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.