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2017 Recognition

For the second year in a row, U.S. News ranked Covenant Medical Center (CMC) as a Best Hospital. U.S. News publishes the rankings to help patients decide where to best receive quality care across the country.

  • CMC ranked as the Best Hospital in the Panhandle Plains region;
  • CMC ranked as one of the top 12 hospitals in the entire State of Texas;
  • CMC is the only hospital to receive Best Hospital ranking in Lubbock and the South Plains region; and
  • CMC also received special designation as High Performing1 in five procedures:

Healthgrades also awarded Covenant Medical Center with the most five-star ratings of any hospital in Lubbock and region. In addition to the overall recognition, CMC received top ratings (five-stars) in:

  • One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery
  • Other Cardiac awards:
    • Five-star for Valve Surgery
    • Five-star for Pacemaker Procedures
  • Orthopedic award: Five-star for Hip Fracture Treatment (6 years in a row)
  • Vascular awards:
    • Vascular Surgery Excellence award
    • Top 5% in Nation for Vascular Surgery
    • Five-star recipient for Carotid Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal: Five-star recipient for Gallbladder removal surgery (2 years in a row)

CMS Hospital Compare Ratings: Rates hospitals based on concerns from consumers regarding overall quality outcomes. CMS looks at: Safety, Readmissions, Patient Experience, Mortality, Timeliness of Care and Effectiveness of care and use of medical imaging.

  • CMC overall received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars (national avg. is 3 stars)
    • CMC above national average in safety, readmissions and patient experience
    • CMC at national average in mortality and timeliness of care
    • CMC below national average in effectiveness & timeliness of care
  • Covenant Plainview and Covenant Levelland also received a rating of 4 stars
  • All Covenant facilities recorded improvement from 3 to 4 stars over the past year

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