For the fifth year in a row, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been named the top cancer hospital in the country in the "Best Hospitals" survey published annually by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital was also nationally ranked in five specialties, including ear, nose and throat (6); gynecology (6); urology (10); gastroenterology (22); and diabetes and endocrinology (28). In a separate survey of pediatric hospitals, released in May, MD Anderson's Children's Cancer Hospital was ranked number 15 nationally. The number one ranking marks the eighth time in the last decade the hospital has held the top spot. Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been ranked among the top two cancer hospitals in the United States.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center was also recognized by the magazine as the number one hospital in North Texas for the second year in a row. The hospital was nationally ranked in six specialties, including urology (12); diabetes and endocrinology (24); gynecology (24); neurology and neurosurgery (31); nephrology (32); cardiology and heart surgery (41).
In addition, three other UT affiliated hospitals, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (4th for cardiology and heart surgery), Parkland Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann, were recognized.