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Regional Facilities Rank Among Best Hospitals Nationwide

Monday August 10, 2009
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U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of the top hospitals in the United States.

Of the 174 hospitals ranked, 21 qualified for the magazine’s Honor Roll, including Methodist Hospital in Houston — the only facility in the South Central region to make the Honor Roll list. The hospital ranked in the top 30 in several specialties, including urology, neurosurgery, digestive disorders, heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, respiratory disorders, psychiatry, rheumatology, diabetes and endocrine disorders, kidney disorders, geriatric care, cancer, and orthopedics.

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranked No. 1 for cancer and was high on the list for ear, nose and throat, urology, gynecology, digestive disorders, and diabetes and endocrine disorders.

Other regional facilities to make the list include St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston (which ranked in urology, neurology and neurosurgery, digestive disorders, diabetes and endocrine disorders, respiratory disorders, kidney disorders, and geriatric care.); Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital (No. 5 heart and heart surgery) Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans (No. 40 urology, No. 45 ear, nose and throat, No. 48 heart and heart surgery); Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas (No. 11 gynecology); University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (No. 15 urology, No. 20 neurology and neurosurgery, No. 23 kidney disorders, No. 33 gynecology); Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston (No. 36 kidney disorders, No. 50 urology); Menninger Clinic in Houston (No. 9 psychiatry); Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston (No. 40 orthopedics); Cullen Eye Institute, Methodist Hospital in Houston (No. 13 ophthalmology); TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston (No. 4 rehabilitation); Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas (No. 32 gynecology, No. 47 kidney disorders); Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas (No. 13 rehabilitation).

To read more about the report, and see a full list of hospitals, visit health.usnews.com/health/best-hospitals.