HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center new leadership, quality of care issues

HCA Houston Healthcare, which is part of the Nashville-based mega-hospital chain HCA, has named a new chief executive officer (CEO) for a local hospital.

On August 23, 2021, Chris Osentowski will be the new CEO for HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center, located at 1313 Hermann Drive in Houston. This hospital is located in the Museum District near Houston’s Texas Medical Center, and for decades was known as Park Plaza Hospital.

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center is a 444-bed hospital with an 18-bed emergency room (ER), a surgical intensive care unit (SICU), and medical intensive care unit (MICU). It has an emphasis on bariatric surgery, cardiology, emergency care, heart and vascular surgery, diagnostic imaging, orthopedic care, and general surgery.

After HCA acquired the Park Plaza Hospital, it announced a $60 million investment in the facility, which will add to its cardiovascular and robotic operating capabilities, among other improvements.

Leapfrog’s most recent hospital safety grade for HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center was a B. Leapfrog reported that the hospital performed below average in the following categories:

Infections: MRSA, blood, and urinary tract

Problems with surgery: Serious breathing problems and dangerous blood clots

Practices to prevent errors: Discharge communications and staff working together to prevent errors

Safety problems: Patient falls and injuries

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff: Effective leadership to prevent errors and nursing communication

Painter Law Firm’s Texas medical malpractice attorneys have handled numerous cases involving care at HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center, formerly known as Park Plaza Hospital. If you’ve been seriously injured by poor hospital care in Texas, then contact a top-rated experienced Texas medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation about your potential case.

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