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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Among Best Hospitals

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report, including second in Houston and third in Texas. These rankings are based on critical health elements, such as patient survival and safety, hospital reputation, and care-related factors.

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#2 Hospital in Houston
#3 Hospital in Texas
Recognized Among the Best Hospitals in the Region

Nationally Ranked in 5 Adult Specialties

Cardiology and Heart Surgery
#17 in the Nation
Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Neurology and Neurosurgery
#21 in the Nation
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
#21 (Tie) in the Nation
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#27 in the Nation
#47 in the Nation

High Performing in 3 Adult Specialties

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center nearly ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in the following adult specialties.

High Performing in 8 Procedures and Conditions

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center achieved the highest rating possible for the following procedures and conditions.

Why Choose Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center?

  • History of Excellence

  • Baylor St. Luke’s is home to some of the most important medical achievements in history. In addition to reaching remarkable milestones, our hospital has received numerous distinctions reflective of our team’s dedication to your health.

  • Commitment to Community

  • Our mission is to create healthier communities, not only through quality care but also through local initiatives. Going beyond the walls of our hospital, we offer opportunities for Houstonians to take control of their health.

  • Healthcare With a Calling

  • Adhering to Christian ideals, we are called to serve our community and provide comprehensive care for the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. As we serve our patients with compassionate care, we engage in initiatives that exemplify our beliefs.


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 five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.