U.S. News & World Report Names Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Among Best Hospitals

Hospital Ranked #2 in Houston and #4 in Texas

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 according to U.S. News & World Report, including second in Houston and fourth in Texas for the second consecutive year. The hospital’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program—in partnership with the Texas Heart® Institute—is ranked number 22 nationwide, and the Neurology and Neurosurgery service line is ranked number 34 in the nation. Additionally, the Gastroenterology and GI Surgery service line is ranked number 38 in the nation. The hospital received High Performing Hospital rankings across ten service lines, procedures, and conditions, including:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • COPD
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Nephrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonology

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 29th 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. For the 2018-19 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.

“This designation is a testament to our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff, and leading-edge technological advancements and research we employ every day at our hospital,” said Gay Nord, Market President, Baylor St. Luke’s.


About Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility 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.

Publish Date: 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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