Awards & Distinctions

Our Recognitions for Great Care

At Houston Northwest Medical Center, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate health care to our community. While our top priority is the health and well-being of those in our community, we’re proud that this commitment to excellence has also led to recognition of Houston Northwest’s exceptional care by a number of national organizations. Among the awards and distinctions, we have had the pleasure of receiving:

Quality Care

  • The Joint Commission Top Performer Hospital in Key Quality Measures
  • Level III Texas Trauma Facility
  • Our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education

Bariatric Surgery

  • Accreditation by Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • Named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
  • Cigna 3 Star Bariatric Center
  • Aetna Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery
  • United Healthcare Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

Breast Care

  • The only hospital in Houston, and one of only three in Texas, recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™ by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program
  • Designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
  • NQMBC Center of Excellence in Breast Care

Heart and Vascular Care

  • Primary Stroke Center Disease Specific Certification The Joint Commission
  • American Heart Association “Get With the Guidelines” Gold Plus Achievement Award for Heart Failure and Stroke
  • Platinum rating for AMI from National Cardiac Data Registry (NCDR)
  • The first hospital in Houston designated a Cycle III Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • The only hospital in Texas named by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement as a Mentor Hospital for heart attack care
  • Vascular and Echocardiography Lab accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation