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Dallas Is Home to Texas’ Best Hospital

UT Southwestern Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White All Saints - Fort Worth both moved up U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 hospital ranking.
By Garrett Tarango |
William P. Clements University Hospital, which is operated by UT Southwestern.

In its annual nationwide list of best hospitals, U.S. News & World Report ranked UTSW’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital as Dallas Fort Worth’s best hospital for the 7th year in a row and recognized it as tied for the best hospital in Texas hospitals with Houston Methodist. Clements is also listed in the publication’s Honor Roll for the first time, featuring the nation’s 22 best hospitals. It and Houston Methodist are the only hospitals in the state to make the Honor Roll this year.

According to U.S. News’ rankings, Baylor Scott and White Health is once again Texas’ most awarded nonprofit health system. Baylor University Medical Center was named the 5th best hospital in Texas, and Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center-Fort Worth was 8th. The two facilities were named the region’s 2nd and 3rd best hospitals, respectively. All Saints wasn’t ranked in the top 25 in the state last year.

Overall, 10 DFW hospitals cracked the Texas top-25 in the state, rounded out by Methodist Dallas Medical Center (12th), Parkland Health (14th), Medical City Dallas (tied for 15th), Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (tied for 15th), Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth (20th), Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest (23rd), and Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Irving (24th). 

For the last 34 years, U.S. News — in conjunction with North Carolina-based research organization RTI International — has ranked hospitals by their overall performances and areas of expertise. This year, it evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. It nationally ranked 50 hospitals per specialty and procedure/condition, with those still within the top 10 percent given a “High Performing” designation.  

UT Southwestern ranked in 11 specialties, including rehabilitation (15th), pulmonology and lung surgery (16th), diabetes and endocrinology (17th), neurology and neurosurgery (18th), cancer (19th), cardiology, heart, and vascular surgery (20th), geriatrics (20th), urology (25th), otolaryngology-ENT (26th), gastroenterology and GI surgery (25th), and obstetrics and gynecology (43rd). It was also deemed High Performing in orthopedics and 19 procedures/ conditions. 

“We are experiencing great momentum at UT Southwestern, fueled by collaboration among our faculty, staff, learners, and trainees who share a commitment to quality and service in providing care for patients who give us the privilege of their trust,” said UTSW President Dr. Daniel Podolsky via release. “Our distinctive team approach to educate, discover, and heal propels excellence in patient care.” 

BSW has more hospitals with a ranked specialty than any other health system in Texas, with four of the five being in DFW.  

  •  BSW Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas: 22nd in rehabilitation  
  •  BSW All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth: 29th in diabetes and endocrinology; 43rd in ENT 
  •  Baylor University Medical Center: 33rd in gastroenterology and GI surgery; 33rd in pulmonology and lung surgery; 38th in neurology and neurosurgery 
  •  BSW The Heart Hospital – Plano: 40th in cardiology, heart, and vascular surgery 

Twenty-six of its hospitals were deemed High Performing in at least one procedure/condition. 

“This recognition affirms our commitment to excellence in delivering safe, high-quality, customer-centric care,” said BSW CEO Pete McCanna via release. “Across our health system, our teams are dedicated to making an impact and helping those we serve live well.” 

U.S. News and World Report‘s rankings recognize hospitals with expertise and the ability to handle complicated cases with great results, often honoring academic medical centers that lead the way in terms of innovation and research. But there are other measures and rankings that may be more valuable for the average patient that recognize safety, access, and social responsibility. In those rankings, other systems and hospitals score well for their ability to care for patients and the community.

Explore the complete rankings here.

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