U.S. News & World Report has named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the seventh year in a row. 


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 as one of the top hospitals in the country for the past 26 years.   


This year, Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in eight specialties, the most of any hospital in the state. Half of these eight specialties are ranked in the top 25 in the country.


Houston Methodist also appears in the regional and state rankings with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital ranking No. 7 in Houston and No. 11 in the state. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ranks No. 5 in Houston and No. 8 in the state.


U.S. News recognizes Houston Methodist Hospital with a perfect score in nine 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; and lung cancer surgery. 


“We have been named the best in Texas every year since the magazine began ranking hospitals by state,” said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist. “This is a tremendous achievement for our physicians and employees who dedicate themselves every day to our patients - this honor belongs to all of them. Year after year, this confirms that we are leading medicine and providing our community the highest quality medical care, research and education possible.”


Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in: cardiology/heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology/GI surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology/neurosurgery; orthopedics; and pulmonology


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


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