West Houston Medical Center Named Top Performer by The Joint Commission 2013 List Draws Data from More Than 3,000 Hospitals Nationwide
November 07, 2013
West Houston Medical Center (WHMC), an HCA Affiliated Hospital, has been named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
September 27, 2013
West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) has been accredited as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Center of Excellence. Furthermore, the ASMBS and American College of Surgeons (ACS) have given the bariatric program at WHMC full accreditation in the new, unified Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
September 27, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Pepper - our 2013 Physician of the 3rd Quarter! Dr. Pepper is a Cardiac Eletrophysiologist who has been the WHMC team since 2003. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
July 03, 2013
Congratulations to our 2013 Physician of the 2nd Quarter, Dr. Gilbert Sayegh! Dr. Sayegh specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology and joined the WHMC team 1 year ago. He can be found in our Woman's Hospital of Texas at West Houston at any hour of the day or night and we appreciate everything he does!
Hospital Corporation of America named one of Ethisphere's World's most ethical companies for fourth consecutive year
March 12, 2013
Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA), a leading healthcare provider with 162 hospitals and 112 ambulatory surgery centers in 20 states and London, England, has been named one of the Ethisphere Institute’s 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies. It is the fourth consecutive year HCA has achieved this distinction.
Michele Dissinger of WHMC Named the Recipient of 2012 HCA Innovator Award in Quality and Patient Safety
February 14, 2013
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) announced that Michele Dissinger of West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) is the recipient of the 2012 HCA Innovator Award in the Quality and Patient Safety category.
November 14, 2012
West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) was announced one of Houston’s Top 100 Workplaces by the Houston Chronicle for the second year in a row. The Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 Workplaces special section features leading employers in the Houston area and what makes these companies so outstanding.
West Houston Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission
September 26, 2012
West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. WHMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
September 06, 2012
West Houston Medical Center’s (WHMC) Chief Executive Officer, Todd Caliva, announced that Chad Christianson has been named the facility’s Chief Operating Officer. Christianson was previously the Associate Chief Operating Officer at WHMC and has held a variety of healthcare leadership positions since 2005.
September 05, 2012
West Houston Medical Center's (WHMC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Todd Caliva, announced that Toni Cotton, MS, BSN, has been promoted to the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) where she will be responsible for all inpatient nursing departments and will directly oversee the Quality Department. Cotton comes to West Houston Medical Center from HCA affiliated Kingwood Medical Center where she served as associate CNO.
August 31, 2012
On June 13th, HealthOne 24 Hour Emergency Care | West Campus hosted a morning of summer safety education for children from Kids R Kids. Children ages 4-6 years old went through different stations to learn about: treating cuts/scrapes, sunscreen use, hydration importance, and protective gear use.
July 13, 2012
HCA Affiliated West Houston Medical Center has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF established the awards program in partnership with The Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.
West Houston Medical Center Named Top Performing Hospital in Quality and Safety by The Joint Commission
September 15, 2011
Houston, TX., September 15, 2011—West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) announces being named one of the top performers in using evidence-based care processes to improve patient outcomes by The Joint Commission. WHMC is one of 405 organizations identified as attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for the full year of 2010. These recognized facilities represent approximately 14 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that report core measure performance data.
June 21, 2011
West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) has been designated as a Pathway to Excellence® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This designation demonstrates WHMC’s commitment to creating a work environment where nurses can flourish.
December 17, 2010
HCA Gulf Coast Division announced today that West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas (TWHT) are forming an affiliation that will provide women in West Houston convenient access to TWHT physicians specializing in high risk pregnancy. The affiliation will be known as The Woman’s Hospital of Texas at West Houston and launches in January 2011.
West Houston Medical Center Promotes “Minutes are Muscle” Campaign to Expedite Heart Attack Emergency Care
December 07, 2010
It is only a matter of minutes before an oxygen-starved muscle begins to deteriorate. That is why it is imperative for someone experiencing a heart attack to get immediate medical intervention. Minutes are Muscle when it comes to heart attack because the heart is being deprived of the oxygen it needs to function. The faster oxygen supply is restored to the heart, the less damage the heart will suffer. West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) is working to educate the community on the appropriate steps to take when a heart attack is suspected.
August 16, 2010
Houston, Texas, September 23, 2009—HCA Affiliated West Houston Medical Center (West Houston) announced today that the facility will begin a $70 million expansion project to increase women’s, cardiovascular, surgical and critical care services to better serve the West Houston community.
August 13, 2010
Houston, TX – June 6, 2007 – West Houston Medical Center has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF established the award program in partnership with Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.
Business Stars Shine During the Day at the Houston West Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Economic Development Summit/Star Awards Luncheon
July 22, 2010
HOUSTON (February 20, 2009) – Community and business leaders – 600 in all – attended the 11th Annual Economic Development Summit and Star Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce on February 20, 2009.