According to Becker’s Hospital Review, two Dallas hospitals are among the nation’s 100 best.
Baylor University Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center both made the 2014 list, which highlighted institutions that had a “rich history, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of reform.”
Becker’s wrote that Baylor “is a national leader for organ transplants” and noted that it’s grown from 25 beds when it was founded in 1903 to more than 1,079 in 2014.
“Baylor University Medical Center is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Dallas metro area and the second top hospital in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report, which also nationally ranked the hospital for seven specialties, including orthopedics, gynecology and neurology and neurosurgery,” the posting says.
About UT Southwestern, the publication says it has “one of the most renowned faculties of physicians, scientists, and researchers in the south.” Five faculty members have been honored with Nobel Prizes and 19 are members of the National Academy of Sciences. Eighteen faculty members belong to the Institute of Medicine.
“The Southwestern Medical College officially formed as the 68th medical school in 1943,” reads the post, “and the academic medical center has grown exponentially since then.”
Those two were the only North Texas institutions to make the list. Houston was the only other Texas city to have facilities rank among the top 100.
The state’s most populous municipality has five of the best hospitals in the country, Becker’s says: CHI St. Luke’s Health, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center; Houston Methodist Hospital; Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center; Texas Children’s Hospital; and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.