Texas Hospitals Receive Accolades
Many Texas hospitals, such as Texas Medical Center, rank high in treatments, research and staff.
For many years, Texas has been home to some of the world's leading hospitals. Lone Star State hospitals have gained national and international recognition for quality of patient care, teaching, research, and prevention of illness and injury. The Texas Medical Center in Houston, for example, is the largest medical complex in the world. It appears regularly on U.S. News & World Report's Annual Survey of America's Best Hospitals and treats more than 7 million patients annually. Fifty-four institutions make up the large complex, combining medical research with world renowned quality patient care. Methodist Hospital, also in Houston, is ranked nationally in 13 adult specialties, including cancer, gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics and pulmonology. Researchers at this teaching hospital are working on a drug that reduces ovarian cancer tumors by 83 percent. Lung transplant surgeons in the Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center in Houston performed more transplants in 2012 than any other center in the country, making it the No. 1 lung transplant program in the nation in terms of volume. Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas is ranked nationally in six adult specialties that include gastroenterology, orthopedics, gynecology and pulmonology. Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital's new Center for Valve Disorders focuses exclusively on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting heart valves. Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth was the first hospital in the city to earn Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center accreditation. The accreditation means that the hospital has demonstrated its commitment to successfully treating heart patients with symptoms in a timely and effective manner in accordance with rigorous standards set by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.