UT Southwestern is DFW’s Top Hospital Once Again

UT Southwestern Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the third year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report‘s 2019-2020 annual Best Hospitals listing, which also ranked UTSW as the second best hospital in Texas. Baylor University Medical Center is No. 2 in DFW, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is No. 3 in the region.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital- Fort Worth came in at No. 4. while Medical City Dallas, Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center- Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital South West tied for the 5th ranking on the list for DFW.

The rankings are determined by risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. The list assesses hospital’s performances in 16 specialty areas, and nine areas of procedures and conditions.

UT Southwestern was nationally ranked in seven specialties, placing them within the top 50 of 4,500 medical centers evaluated by the publication this year. They include Neurology & Neurosurgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Urology, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat.

“We are gratified that the high quality of care, research, and education that we provide at UT Southwestern is consistently recognized in a variety of independent measures, including the latest from U.S. News and World Report. Success across these three missions enables us to provide the best available treatments and therapies to those who entrust us with their care and to discover new and better ways to promote health and a healthy society across the region, the state, the nation, and the international community,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern via release.

At Baylor, Scott and White, four of the system’s hospitals were ranked in the top 50 in at least one specialty. BUMC was ranked in gynecology, BSW The Heart Hospital – Plano was ranked for Cardiology and Heart Surgery, BSW – Plano was ranked in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and  BSW Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas was ranked in Rehabilitation.

“This recognition is a direct reflection of our team members’ commitments to making healthcare better for those we serve,” said Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health via release. “We are honored to once again be included on this prestigious list; but most importantly, we remain laser focused in our work to consistently deliver high-value, affordable care with an exceptional experience.”

Texas Health Resources facilities rounded out the top five in DFW, and Texas Health Presbyterian was ranked in orthopedics specialty,  colon cancer surgery, COPD, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and hip replacement.

“While Texas Health now reaches consumers through more than 350 points of access, hospitals remain vital to the core of our system. We’re proud that we provide exceptional hospital-based care,” said Barclay E. Berdan,, CEO of Texas Health Resources via release. “North Texans know they’ll find high-quality care provided by the physicians, the nurses, and all members of the care team at our hospitals.”

Take a deep dive into all the Best Hospitals ranking here.