U.S. News & World Report has named Houston Methodist Hospital to its Honor Roll, a list of the top hospitals in the country.


This is the third time Houston Methodist Hospital has been named to the Honor Roll, and is also the eighth year in a row it’s 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 as one of the top hospitals in the country for the past 27 years.   


This year, Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in nine specialties, the most of any hospital in the state. Five of the ranked specialties appear in the top 25 in the country.


Houston Methodist also appears in the regional and state rankings with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital tied for No. 5 in Houston and tied for No. 9 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.


“Being named to the Honor Roll is a significant accomplishment and will serve as a wonderful footnote as we close our first 100 years of serving the Houston region. It will also set the bar for our next 100 years,” 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.”


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


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