US News & World Report names Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center among the best in cancer, cardiology and cardiac surgery, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology

Baylor St. Luke in 2nd place in Houston Metro Area and no. 3 in Texas

HOUSTON, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Baylor Medical Center St. Luke is recognized as a 2022-23 Hospital of the Year by US News & World Report.

Now in its 34th year, the annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to provide data-driven decision support to patients and their families so they can make informed decisions with their doctors about where to seek care for certain hospital services.

In addition to being ranked 2nd in Houston Metro Area and no. 3 in Texas, Baylor St. Luka nationally ranked in the following six specialties:

  • Cancer (Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center), ranked 35th
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (Texas Heart Institute), ranked 20th
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, ranked 31st
  • Geriatrics, ranked 43rd
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery, ranked 27th
  • Urology, in 38th place

Baylor St. Luka also earned a “highly successful” rating in pulmonology and pulmonary surgery and the following procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery , heart failure, acute renal failure, lung cancer surgery, pneumonia, stroke and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

“Continued recognition as a Best Hospital by US News is a testament to the dedication of our expert clinical teams in providing advanced treatments that promote the health and well-being of our patients,” he said. Liz Youngblood, SVP/COO St. Luke’s Health and the president of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. “People in Houston and more broadly you should know it Baylor St. Luka is committed to the highly specialized, high-quality care and associated outcomes that patients expect and deserve.”

“Now in its eighth year, a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Health continues to be a phenomenal partnership,” he said Paul Klotmandr. med., president and CEO and executive dean Baylor College of Medicine. “Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center delivers quality care and exceptional outcomes while training the next generation of physicians and healthcare professionals.”

“With Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center as our flagship academic company, St. Luke’s Health provides advanced care, world-class clinics and extensive research to patients in need of medically complex care,” he said. Doug Lawson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s Health. “It is a privilege to once again be recognized as a top hospital by US News and deliver high value and quality care Houston and onward.”

For the 2022-23 rankings and ratings, US News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide in 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In 15 specialty areas, 164 hospitals were classified into at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metropolitan area, US News recognized hospitals as high performers in several areas of care.

In most areas of care, US News Best Hospitals methodologies are based primarily on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge rates, volume and quality of nursing care, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals is produced by US News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, NC

For more information on 2022-23 rankings and grades, visit The rankings will be published in the US News “Best Hospitals 2023” guide (ISBN 9781931469999), which is now available for pre-order at US News Online Store and for purchase in other bookstores this year.

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About Baylor Medical Center St. Luke

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed academic quaternary care medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and the Health of St. Luke. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is home to the Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD The hospital was the first in Texas Southwest, however, has been designated a Magnet Recognition Program hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five times in a row. Baylor St. Luka it also has three community emergency centers that provide care for adults and children Greater Houston area.


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