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The Methodist Hospital ranked in more specialties than any hospital in Texas

Houston, TX - 7/15/2010

The Methodist Hospital ranked among the country’s top hospitals in 13 specialties in U.S News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Hospitals”issue. Methodist ranked in twice as many specialties as any other hospital in Texas.

The Methodist Hospital has five specialties ranked in the top 20.

"This impressive showing and our consistent ranking by U.S. News over the past two decades highlights our commitment to our patients,” said Ron Girotto, CEO and president of The Methodist Hospital System. "This achievement is a tribute to our physicians and employees whose talents, dedication and compassion make Methodist one of the best hospitals in the country.”

The hospitals chosen by the magazine received a score that weighs reputation, mortality and a group of care-related factors such as nursing and technology. Each specialty lists the 50 highest-scoring hospitals.  In all, there are more than 4,800 hospitals eligible for the rankings, and only 152 were ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals.

Methodist ranked in the following specialties: ophthalmology (12), ear, nose, throat (17), urology (18), gastroenterology (20), geriatrics (20), kidney (24), neurology/neurosurgery (25), orthopedics (26), pulmonary (27), gynecology (36), heart/heart surgery (42), diabetes/endocrinology (44) and cancer (45).

The rankings are online at www.usnews.com, and the magazine featuring the rankings will be on the newsstands July 27.

Also this year, Methodist was named No. 17 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America list.

For more information on The Methodist Hospital, see www.methodisthealth.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MethodistHosp and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/methodisthospital.