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Distinctions & Awards

  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital for 2023-24, including second in Houston and third in Texas.
  • Ranked nationally in six Adult Specialties by U.S. News & World Report in 2022-23 for Heart & Vascular Surgery—in partnership with the Texas Heart Institute—Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Urology.
  • Recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Bariatric Blue Distinction Center
  • The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program at BSLMC received Comprehensive Center accreditation from American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
  • Received the Get with The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the 9th consecutive time from the American Heart Assn.
  • Mission Lifetime – NSTEMI Silver and Mission Lifetime STEMI Receiving Center – Silver Plus accreditations from American Heart Assn.
  • Awarded Mitral Clip Center of Excellence by CommonSpirit Health
  • American College of Cardiology recognitions
    • ACC HeartCARE Center, National Distinction of Excellence
    • ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation
    • ACC Heart Failure Accreditation
    • ACC Cardiac Catheterization Lab with PCI Accreditation
    • ACC Electrophysiology Accreditation
  • CommonSpirit Health LAAO (Watchman) Center of Excellence 2020
  • Received a three-year accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and PET imaging.
  • Five-time ANCC Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence—the highest honor bestowed to a hospital for nursing (2019, 2014, 2009, 2005, 2001).
  • Transplanted over 1,550 heart since the program’s inception in 1968
  • Performed over 1,490 LVDS and 1,500 VADS
  • Performed over 25 heart/lung transplants since 1982, over 410 lung transplants since 1992, over 1,800 liver transplantations since 1987 and over 2,870 kidney transplants since 1983.

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U.S. News & World Report

U.S News & World Report has recognized Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for several specialties. 


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