Four Methodist Hospitals Make U.S. News & World Report's Best Metro-Area Hospitals List

Date Posted: 4/19/2011

U.S. News & World Report named four hospitals within The Methodist Hospital System to its inaugural Best Metro Area Hospitals list, with The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center taking the top spot in the Houston metropolitan area.


Methodist’s flagship location has more than twice the number of ranked specialties than any other Houston-area hospital. The Methodist Hospital, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Methodist Willowbrook Hospital were recognized among the best in the Houston area based on a variety of quality metrics. Methodist system hospitals ranked as follows:


The Methodist Hospital – No. 1

San Jacinto Methodist Hospital – No. 8

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital – No. 13

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – No. 18


"This impressive showing by our hospitals, and our consistent ranking by U.S. News over the past two decades, highlights our commitment to our patients throughout the Houston area,” said Ron Girotto, president and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System. “Having all of our eligible hospitals ranked is an honor and a testament to the quality of health care our physicians and staff provide our community every day.”


U.S. News ranked hospitals within all 52 U.S. metro areas with populations of one million or more, using existing data from the 2010-11 Best Hospitals list. The metro rankings identify hospitals that scored in the top 25 percent among its peers and performed nearly as well as the nationally ranked Best Hospitals in at least one of 16 adult specialties.


The new rankings add 490 of these high-performing hospitals to the 132 nationally ranked “Best Hospitals” in the metro areas. These rankings will be updated in July at the same time the 2011-12 national Best Hospitals rankings are posted online.


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