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U.S. News & World Report ranks three Texas Health hospitals among Top 5 in DFW

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U.S. News & World Report ranked three Texas Health Resources hospitals among the five best in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the top 20 in Texas in its annual 2018-19 Best Hospitals report, released Aug. 14.

“While we provide excellent care over our broad network of more than 350 access points, this recognition speaks to our excellent hospital-based care – and we’re proud of that,” Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources, said in a news release announcing the ranking.

“I’d like to thank the physicians on the medical staffs, nurses and so many others whose work embodies our mission – improving the health of the people in the communities we serve,” he said.

Overall, Southwestern Health Resources, the clinically integrated health care network created by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health, had four hospitals among the top five in DFW, including the region’s No. 1 ranked facility.

Southwestern Health Resources hospitals ranked in the U.S. News annual report:

– UT Southwestern Medical Center: Ranked No. 1 in the DFW area and No. 2 in Texas; nationally ranked in diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and cancer; nationally recognized in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and ophthalmology; rated as high-performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery.

– Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth: Ranked No. 4 in the DFW area and No. 13 in Texas; nationally recognized in urology; rated as high-performing in heart failure, COPD, hip replacement and knee replacement.

– Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas: Ranked No. 5 in the DFW area and No. 16 in Texas; nationally recognized in neurology and neurosurgery; rated as high-performing in heart failure, colon cancer surgery and hip replacement.

– Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth: Ranked No. 5 in the DFW area and No. 16 in Texas (tied with Texas Health Dallas); rated as high-performing in AAA repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery and COPD.

The other two in the Dallas Fort Worth area are Baylor University Medical Center, ranked No. 2 in Dallas-Fort Worth and No. 3 in Texas Medical City of Dallas ranked No. 3 in Dallas Fort Worth and No. 6 in Texas..

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,600 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

For the full report, see: health.usnews.com/best-hospitals

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