University affiliated Texas hospitals given top ranks

AwardIn a recent hospital ranking report put out by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor University Medical Center and University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center rank among the top hospitals in the nation. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is regarded as the #1 cancer treatment center in the country and nationally ranked in ear, nose & throat, gynecology and urology. MD Anderson has ranked as the #1 cancer care hospital in the country, 9 out of the last 11 years and is one of three original cancer care facilities established by the National Cancer Act of 1971.

Baylor University Medical Center, which started off as a private Good Samaritan hospital located in a renovated house, is now the premiere medical facility in the Dallas metro area. Baylor Hospital was the first known facility to establish a prepaid hospital insurance plan to help reduce the financial burden on patients during a struggling economic period. Today, it stands as the center of the Baylor Health Care System, a training facility that houses thousands of medical residents and nurse trainees and as a thriving medical center. BUMC received national ranking in gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology, gynecology, orthopedics and urology.

Baylor University Medical Center and University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center are affiliated with multiple other hospitals and medical facilities in the area. Texas Children’s Hospital, the Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, The Texas Heart Institute, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and the Menninger Clinic along with dozens of other hospitals, schools and practices combine to make the single largest medical center in the world. More than 50 non-profit institutions with a combined staff of almost 100,000 are located in the facilities. The center receives upwards of 160,000 patients every day.