U.S. News & World Report has ranked Houston Methodist Hospital No. 16 on its national Honor Roll, moving it up the list of the top hospitals in the country. This is also the 10th year in a row it has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas.


The rankings are based on scores in patient care, patient safety, outcomes, nursing, advanced technology and reputation. U.S. News has ranked Houston Methodist Hospital in at least one specialty for the past 29 years and has placed it on its Honor Roll for the fifth time.  


This year, Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in 10 specialties, the most of any hospital in the state. Six of the ranked specialties appear in the top 20, and all are ranked in the top 30 in the country. These high rankings moved Houston Methodist Hospital from No. 20 on the Honor Roll to No. 16 this year.


Among our community hospitals, Houston Methodist Sugar Land had a nationally ranked specialty for the first time in diabetes and endocrinology at No. 49. It ranked No. 6 in Houston and No. 8 in Texas. Houston Methodist Willowbrook was ranked No. 7 in Houston and No. 12 in Texas.


HMH received the maximum points for superior performance in 17 out of 17 common adult procedures and conditions including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); hip replacement; knee replacement; lung cancer surgery; aortic valve replacement (TAVR); kidney failure; stroke; pneumonia; hip fracture; diabetes; heart attack; and back surgery (spinal fusion).


“This is a tremendous achievement for our physicians and employees who dedicate themselves every day to our patients – especially now as we celebrate this news during another surge in the pandemic,” said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist. “These national accolades are something to be proud of, but most important, our patients are benefiting from all of our hard work. Ultimately, they are the reason we need to be one of the best hospital systems in the country.”


Ranked specialties include: cancer at No. 23; cardiology/heart surgery at No. 15; diabetes and endocrinology at No. 16; gastroenterology/GI surgery at No. 10; geriatrics at No. 22; gynecology at No. 19; neurology/neurosurgery at No. 21; orthopedics at No. 12;  pulmonology and lung surgery at No. 19; and urology at No. 29.


The rankings are online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.


For more information on Houston Methodist, see www.houstonmethodist.org.