Hospital Among State’s Best

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital Among State’s Best

Houston- (September 14, 2017) – Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital is ranked among the best hospitals in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital ranks No. 7 in Houston and No. 23 in the state in the 2017 Best Metropolitan Hospitals listing. The Baytown hospital was previously ranked No. 7 in 2013 and No. 8 in 2014 in the Houston area by the publication.

Houston Methodist Hospital was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the sixth year in a row. Additionally, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital ranked No. 5 in Houston and No. 12 in Texas.

The rankings are based on scores in patient care, patient safety, outcomes, nursing, advanced technology and reputation. U.S. News has ranked Houston Methodist Hospital as one of the top hospitals in the country for the past 25 years.

“This ranking is yet another validation of the great work our physicians, nurses and staff do every day for our patients and the community,” said Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital CEO David P. Bernard. “It is extremely satisfying to be ranked among the very best hospitals in Texas. This honor confirms our commitment to keeping the patient at the center of everything we do and maintaining our focus on providing unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation to our patients.”

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital was rated “high performing” in gastroenterology/GI surgery and in two of nine procedures and conditions: COPD and heart failure.

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital continues to meet the needs of the community and region with cutting-edge medical services and technology. In 2016, the hospital joined a prestigious list of just 7 percent of U.S. hospitals to earn Magnet recognition for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

In this year’s listing, Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in eight specialties, the most of any hospital in the state. Seven of these eight specialties are ranked in the top 25 in the country. U.S. News recognizes Houston Methodist Hospital for superior performance 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.

“Being named the best in Texas is a tremendous achievement for our physicians, nurses and employees who give the best of themselves every day to our patients,” said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist. “Year after year, this confirms that we are leading medicine, providing our community the highest quality medical care, research and education for almost 100 years.”

Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in: cardiology/heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology/GI surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology/neurosurgery; orthopedics and pulmonology.

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About Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital has provided Baytown and East Houston with quality medical care since opening its doors in 1948. The hospital has grown throughout the years with the community, providing comprehensive care at all stages of life. As a health care leader, the hospital is proud to have a fully integrated residency program focused on educating and inspiring future practitioners. Today, Houston Methodist San Jacinto provides some of the most advanced and innovative procedures while never losing focus on compassionate and patient-centered care.