Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has been ranked No. 1 among hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and No. 2 in Texas by US News and World Report, the magazine announced this week.
The Dallas hospital has been included in the rankings for more than 20 years, and this year was ranked nationally in seven medical specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 16 in the nation), nephrology (No. 18), pulmonology (No. 22), orthopedics (No. 24), gynecology (No. 32), neurology and neurosurgery (No. 36), and diabetes and endocrinology (No. 38).
“Dallas-Fort Worth is an extremely competitive healthcare environment with some of the most recognized healthcare organizations in the country,” said Joel Allison, president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System. “So we are certainly honored and humbled for Baylor University Medical Center to be ranked No. 1 (in North Texas), and for two additional Baylor hospitals to also be ranked. This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our talented, compassionate caregivers.”
That competition is evident. UT Southwestern ranked second in DFW, with four nationally ranked specialties. The top 10 hospitals for North Texas (with their accompanying statewide ranks):
1. Baylor University Medical Center ( No. 2 in Texas)
2. UT Southwestern Medical Center (No. 3)
3. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital (No. 10)
4. Medical City Dallas Hospital (No. 12)
5. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (No. 14)
6 (tie). Baylor Regional Medical Center (No. 18)
6 (tie). Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital (No. 18)
8. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (No. 21)
9 (tie). Medical Center of Plano (No. 24)
9 (tie). Parkland Memorial Hospital (No. 24)
“This recognition is about much more than rankings; it speaks to the quality care we deliver and represents the hard work and dedication of physicians, nurses and hospital leadership across our healthcare system,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, which landed four hospitals in the top 10. “We’re honored that our hospitals have been recognized and proud to deliver each day on our mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve.”
Houston Methodist Hospital was ranked as the top hospital in the state and, locally, Children’s Medical Center Dallas was the top-ranked hospital in the country for pediatric orthopedics.
“Working with the multidisciplinary team composed of the orthopedic physician, orthopedic mid-levels, hospitalist team, staff nurse, charge nurse, and care coordinator, and rounding on our patients on a daily basis, is a great way to ensure that we are all on the same page,” Children’s orthopedics nurse Mary Jones said when asked what she’s most proud of at the hospital. “We invite the parents to attend and participate in our daily rounds, which empowers families in a way that allows them to be equal team members in planning their child’s care.”
Check all of the magazine’s rankings here.