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Best hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth recognized in prestigious new national report

Best hospitals in DFW recognized in prestigious new national report

Texas Health Harris Southwest Hospital
Texas Health Harris Southwest is one of the top hospitals in DFW.  Facebook/Texas Health Southwest

Hospitals across Dallas-Fort Worth were ranked by their patient care, patient safety, outcomes, nursing, advanced technology, and reputation in an annual report that identifies the top medical facilities in the country.

Recently, U.S. News & World Report released its 31st annual best hospital rankings, which includes adult and children's hospital tracks across several categories. The report released both overall and local rankings after evaluating over 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties; 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

The top hospital in DFW is UT Southwestern Medical Center, which the report also ranks as the No. 2 hospital in Texas. In addition to local and regional honors, the hospital is recognized among the nation's best in 10 adult specialties: 

  • Cancer — No. 32
  • Cardiology and heart surgery — No. 13
  • Diabetes and endocrinology — No. 24
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery — No. 37
  • Geriatrics — No. 25
  • Nephrology — No. 18
  • Neurology and neurosurgery — No. 17
  • Orthopedics — No. 45
  • Pulmonology and lung surgery — No. 34
  • Urology — No. 25

At No. 2 in the Metroplex is Baylor University Medical Center, which ranks fourth statewide. The medical center also gains national recognition in two adult specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 36) and gynecology (No. 24). 

Rounding out the best hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth are Parkland Health and Hospital System-Dallas (No. 3 locally, No. 6 in Texas); Fort Worth's Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest (No. 4 locally, No. 10 in Texas); and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (No. 5 locally, No. 12 in Texas). 

Coming in at No. 6 in DFW is Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and close behind is Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center-Fort Worth, at No. 8.

The top hospital in Texas, according to the report, is Houston Methodist. It's also the state's only hospital to earn a spot on the report's Honor Roll; it appears at No. 20.

The new report comes on the heels of another study that ranked a Fort Worth hospital No. 1 in the nation. Brookline, Massachusetts-based think tank The Lown Institute's annual Lown Institute Hospitals Index — which evaluated more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals based on civic leadership (inclusion and access), value of care, and patient outcomes (safety and satisfaction) — named Fort Worth's JPS Health Network first on the list of the top U.S. hospitals overall.

JPS received an A+ for civic leadership, an A for value of care, and an A for patient outcome, for an overall A+ grade.

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A version of this story originally appeared on our sister site, InnovationMap