These rankings are based on critical health elements, including patient survival and safety, hospital reputation and care-related factors.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News' patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. “Our world-class physicians, cutting-edge technological advancements, and commitment to the highest quality patient care have been the pillars in making Baylor St. Luke's an award-winning hospital year after year,” said Gay Nord, Market President, of Baylor St. Luke's. “This prestigious recognition reflects the hard work and dedication provided by our physicians and staff, and further demonstrates their commitment to our patients and our community.” For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Of the 16 specialty areas, only 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
About Baylor St. Luke&'s Medical Center
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care hospital that is part of the Texas Division of St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD—consistently ranked as one of the nation's best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine was the first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.