Houston shunned on 'best hospitals' honor roll

Baltimore took top honors on U.S. News and World Report's list. (AP photo)

July 20, 2011 7:27:37 AM PDT
The latest rankings of top hospitals in the country is out and here's a shocker -- not a single Houston hospital landed on the honor roll, but several did well in their specialties. Johns Hopkins was No. 1 on the U.S. News and World Report's survey. It was the 22nd year in a row the Baltimore hospital topped the list. Massachusetts General in Boston and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, were ranked two and three.

Texas Children's Hospital did make the top 5 of the best children's hospitals in the country. It was number four.

Of the 94 hospitals in Houston, Methodist ranked number one, followed by M.D. Anderson, St. Luke's Episcopal and Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center.

The Menninger Clinic, Texas Orthopedic and TIRR Memorial Hermann all tied for fifth.

The rankings were based on death rates and patient safety. Doctors' opinions were also factored into the results.

Some other Houston hospitals did made good showings, though. M.D. Anderson was number 1 in cancer care. Texas Heart Institute was number 4 in cardiology, TIRR Memorial Hermann was 4th in rehab, and Menninger was number 5 in psychiatric.

U.S. News and World Report's full list | Best Hospitals in Houston

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