Use The Texas Tribune Hospitals Explorer to learn more about the quality of care available at 377 Texas hospitals, and to see how hospitals in your area compare with one another and with state and national standards. This application allows you to review hospitals that have reported Medicare data collected and analyzed by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Search for hospitals near you or enter a Texas ZIP code to look up quality-of-care measures for any hospital in the state. Use the search to find information about a specific hospital, or find and select multiple hospitals to compare.

Here's a look at the type of information you'll find in the application to help you evaluate Texas hospitals.

Emergency Care

How long could you expect to wait in a hospital's emergency department?

Clinical Care

Does the hospital have higher or lower rates of surgical complications and health care-acquired infections than national standards?

Patient Outcomes

Are patients frequently readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged? Do more patients die within 30 days of being discharged than the national rate?

Patient Experience

Do other patients recommend the hospital? Does the medical staff communicate well, and are the rooms clean and quiet, according to previous patients?


The information in the Texas Hospitals Explorer comes from Medicare data compiled and analyzed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Tribune selected these specific metrics after consulting with Medicare employees, hospital administrators, health care consultants and consumer advocates. For more information on the data, visit Hospital Compare at This application was produced in partnership with Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communication organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.



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