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Best hospitals in Dallas recognized in prestigious new national report

Best hospitals in Dallas recognized in prestigious new national report

UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern is the top hospital in DFW.  Photo by Conner Howell

Hospitals across Dallas-Fort Worth were ranked by their patient care, patient safety, outcomes, nursing, advanced technology, and reputation in an annual report that identifies the top medical facilities in the country.

This week, U.S. News & World Report released its 31st annual best hospital rankings, which includes adult and children's hospital tracks across several categories. The report released both overall and local rankings after evaluating over 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties; 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

The top hospital in DFW is UT Southwestern Medical Center, which the report also ranks as the No. 2 hospital in Texas. In addition to local and regional honors, the hospital is recognized among the nation's best in 10 adult specialties: 

  • Cancer — No. 32
  • Cardiology and heart surgery — No. 13
  • Diabetes and endocrinology — No. 24
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery — No. 37
  • Geriatrics — No. 25
  • Nephrology — No. 18
  • Neurology and neurosurgery — No. 17
  • Orthopedics — No. 45
  • Pulmonology and lung surgery — No. 34
  • Urology — No. 25

At No. 2 in the Metroplex is Baylor University Medical Center, which ranks fourth statewide. The medical center also gains national recognition in two adult specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 36) and gynecology (No. 24). 

Rounding out the best hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth are Parkland Health and Hospital System - Dallas (No. 3 locally, No. 6 in Texas); Fort Worth's Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest (No. 4 locally, No. 10 in Texas); and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (No. 5 locally, No. 12 in Texas). 

The top hospital in Texas, according to the report, is Houston Methodist. It's also the only Lone Star hospital to earn a spot on the report's Honor Roll; it appears at No. 20.

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A version of this story originally appeared on our sister site, InnovationMap