Shortly after being ranked by Consumer Reports as the safest hospital in Texas, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas was named the top hospital in North Texas by U.S. News & World Report in the magazine's annual list of the best hospitals. Baylor ranked No. 3 in Texas and also was recognized nationally in six specialties: gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology, urology and gynecology. In addition, it was listed as "high-performing" (in the top 25 percent nationally) in cancer, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, ear/nose/throat, geriatrics and neurology/neurosurgery. UT Southwestern Medical Center, ranked No. 5 in Texas, was the only other hospital among DFW institutions to be recognized nationally in a specialty, with the Dallas teaching hospital ranked in neurology/neurosurgery and urology.
Other Baylor hospitals listed as high-performing in various specialties are: Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology; Baylor Irving, diabetes/endocrinology and neurology/neurosurgery; Baylor Plano, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonology; and Baylor Garland, orthopedics and urology.
"It is a wonderful honor that Baylor University Medical Center is acknowledged for this dedication and excellent care that our health care team provides," Dr. Irving Prengler, chief medical office at the hospital, said in a prepared release.
As previously reported, four Texas Health Resources hospitals in North Texas were recognized as having high-performing specialties. Medical City Dallas Hospital (No. 9 in Texas), and Parkland Memorial Hospital (No. 17 in Texas) rounded out the DFW Top 10 in the magazine's rankings.
-- Jim Fuquay