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Who Made This Year’s List of Best Hospitals in DFW?

Several hospitals and health systems received national recognition in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings.

UT Southwestern Medical Center has again been named the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth and No. 2 in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals report. Two Baylor Scott & White facilities, Parkland Health and Hospital System, three Texas Health hospitals, and Medical City Dallas were all ranked in the regional evaluations as well. 

For 31 years, U.S. News & World Report has evaluated hospitals and specialties across the nation and ranked 134 hospitals out of 4,500 in one specialty, and 563 in the regional rankings. The rankings focus on recognizing hospitals that excel in treating the most complex patients. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland were the top three hospitals in the country. Houston Methodist was the top-ranked hospital in Texas at No. 20. 

UTSW ranked among the top 50 hospitals nationally in 10 specialties, with six in the top 25. The ranked specialties were cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, urology, cancer, pulmonology and lung surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, orthopedics. 

“We are gratified that the high quality of care that we provide at UT Southwestern has been recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report. We are committed to providing the very best care possible to all those who come to us for help. We are able to deliver on this commitment because of the expertise and dedication of our entire health care team of physicians, nurses, and legions of others working throughout UT Southwestern in many capacities,” noted Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern Medical Center via release. 

With 16 medical centers rated in the regional ranking, Baylor Scott & White was the most awarded not-for-profit health system in Texas. Baylor University Medical Center was ranked second in DFW and Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center–Fort Worth was ranked eighth. 

“This recognition is an extraordinary achievement, reflective of our team’s unwavering commitment, faithful service, compassion, and relentless focus on safely caring for those who need us now more than ever,” said Jim Hinton, chief executive officer, Baylor Scott & White via release. 

In the national rankings, Baylor University Medical Center was ranked No. 24 in Gynecology and No. 36 nationally in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano was No. 27 nationally for Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

After being ranked in the top 10 in Washington Monthly’s alternative hospital ranking, Parkland Health and Hospital System was ranked third in DFW. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth were all ranked four through six in DFW, according to the report.

“Though we continue to meet consumers where and when they need us, hospitals remain an integral part of our health system,” said Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources via release. “This recognition shows that beyond the courageous work being done for each patient inside our hospitals and practices during this COVID-19 pandemic, we also continue to excel in providing compassionate and outstanding care in an array of hospital-based specialties to best meet North Texans’ needs.”

Medical City Dallas was ranked the seventh-best in DFW. 

See the full rankings and methodology here

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