Sunday, August 14, 2011

How US News & World Report ranks Texas hospitals

I’m in Texas meeting with medical consultants in Houston this weekend and facilitating an N-of-8® group on Monday in Dallas. So, I’ve been doing some background reading on the hospital community here.

The latest rankings are out of the country’s top hospitals and here's a shocker -- not a single Houston hospital landed on the honor roll, though several did well in their specialties.

Johns Hopkins was No. 1 on the U.S. News and World Report's survey. It was the 22nd year in a row the Baltimore hospital topped the list. Massachusetts General in Boston and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. were ranked two and three.

Of the 94 hospitals in Houston, Methodist ranked number one, followed by M.D. Anderson, St. Luke's Episcopal and Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center.

The Menninger Clinic, Texas Orthopedic, and TIRR Memorial Hermann all tied for fifth.

Texas Children's Hospital made the top 5 of the best children's hospitals in the country.

Some other Houston hospitals did made good showings in specialty rankings. M.D. Anderson was number 1 in cancer care. Texas Heart Institute was 4th in cardiology, TIRR Memorial Hermann was 4th in rehab, and Menninger was 5th in psychiatric.

Click here to see how U.S. News ranked Texas hospitals

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