July 30, 2019
Ranking spotlights high-performing Texas Health facilities

U.S. News & World Report ranked three Texas Health Resources hospitals among the five best in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the top 20 in Texas in its annual 2019-20 Best Hospitals report.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (No. 3), Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth (No. 4) and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth (tied, No. 5) appeared on the annual rankings, which were released July 30.

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“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, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “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.”

Overall, Southwestern Health Resources, the integrated care network formed by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health, had four hospitals among the top five in DFW, including the region’s No. 1 ranked facility, UT Southwestern Medical Center.

“Our partnership with Texas Health Resources enables our organizations to bring the very best in medical care to those we serve throughout North Texas, from primary care and prevention to the most advanced medical interventions,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern. “Together, we continue to seek greater efficiencies and innovative solutions to expand access to quality care and improve the patient experience.”

Dr. Jeffrey Canose, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Texas Health, said, “We are honored that our hospitals have been recognized for the clinical excellence they deliver every day, which is essential to our Mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we are so privileged to serve.”

Southwestern Health Resources hospitals ranked in the U.S. News annual report:

UT Southwestern Medical Center

ranked No. 1 in the DFW area and No. 2 in Texas; seven nationally ranked specialties, including neurology & neurosurgery, geriatrics, nephrology, diabetes & endocrinology, urology, cardiology & heart surgery, and ear, nose & throat; rated as high-performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

ranked No. 3 in the DFW area and tied for No. 11 in Texas; rated as high-performing in orthopedics specialty and for colon cancer surgery, COPD, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and hip replacement. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth — ranked No. 4 in the DFW area and tied for No. 15 in Texas; rated as high-performing in AAA repair, colon cancer surgery, COPD and heart failure.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth

tied for No. 5 ranking in the DFW area and tied for No. 17 in Texas; rated as high-performing in COPD, hip replacement and knee replacement.

For the 2019-20 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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About Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.  

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