Houston Hospitals Earn Top Honors

MD Anderson Cancer Center is once again number one in the nation.  For the 14th time in the last 17 years, US News and World Report ranked the Houston medical facility tops in cancer care. 

MD Anderson President, Dr. Peter WT Pisters says the hospital is "proud and grateful to be recognized once again as the leading cancer center in the nation, an honor that reflects our team’s commitment to ending cancer... It is a privilege for our 20,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers to serve those counting on us and to work alongside supportive friends, donors, leaders and advocates in the community.”

In addition to MD Anderson’s top ranking for cancer care, the Head and Neck Surgery service was ranked No. 14 in the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty. Orthopedics and Urology also were rated as “High Performing” areas.

Meanwhile, Houston Methodist Hospital is once again number one in Texas; it's the seventh year in a row they've earned the top spot. 

The publication based on scores for patient care, safety, nursing, technology, reputation, and medical outcomes.

Dr. Mark Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist says, "This is a tremendous achievement for our physicians and employees who dedicate themselves every day to our patients - this honor belongs to all of them. Year after year, this confirms that we are leading medicine and providing our community the highest quality medical care, research and education possible.”

Houston Methodist is also ranked in eight specialties - cardiology/heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology/GI surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology/neurosurgery; orthopedics; and pulmonology - the most of any hospital in the state. 

They also earned a perfect score in nine common adult procedures and conditions including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); hip replacement; knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery.

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