U.S. News & World Report has named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the sixth 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 25 years.   


This year, Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in eight specialties, the most of any hospital in the state. Seven 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. 5 in Houston and No. 12 in the state. Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital ranks at No. 7 in Houston and No. 23 in the state.


U.S. News recognizes Houston Methodist Hospital for superior performance 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.


“Being named the best in Texas is a tremendous achievement for our physicians, nurses and employees who give the best of themselves every day to our patients," said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist. “Year after year, this confirms that we are leading medicine, providing our community the highest quality medical care, research and education for almost 100 years.”


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


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


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