UT Southwestern’s No. 1 Hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth, According to Top Hospital Rankings: Newsroom

UT Southwestern is once again ranked the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth — the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation — and is among the top hospitals nationally for cancer, neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, and cardiac surgery, rehabilitation, geriatrics, urology, diabetes and endocrinology, pulmonology and lung surgery, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.

DALLAS – July 25, 2022 – UT Southwestern Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth — the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation — for the sixth consecutive year and ranks among the top hospitals nationwide in nine specialties ranging from brain and heart to cancer care. cancer, according to US News and World Reports The annual list of top hospitals released today. Five specialties rank among the top 25 in the country.

National recognition, which includes heart, diabetes, pulmonology, urology and cancer specialties ranked among the top 25 nationally, builds on the expansion of its William P. Clements Jr University Hospital in 2021, the completion in 2022 of a $1 billion campaign for the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute — among the nation’s largest in supporting brain research — and the redesignation of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2022 by the National Cancer Institute among the nation’s elite cancer centers.

Over the past year, UT Southwestern has also received national recognition for patient satisfaction, patient safety, and quality of care from several reviewing bodies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Leapfrog, Healthgrades, and Press Ganey.

“Our commitment to the best possible care for patients – reflected in independent metrics such as these rankings – remains our North Star despite a challenging healthcare environment,” said Daniel K. Podolsky, MD, president of UT Southwestern. . “Our mission obligation to advance medical science and prepare the next generation of physicians and other providers with the unwavering commitment of our entire healthcare team in placing our patients at the center of everything we doing is our priority that promotes continuous improvement.”

UT Southwestern’s nationally ranked specialties in more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide include:

UT Southwestern, ranked No. 2 in Texas, was ranked nationally as a top performer for orthopedics, placing this specialty in the top 10% of all hospitals, and has been nationally rated for expertise in 17 procedures and conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery , back surgery (spinal fusion), COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip fracture, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke and uterine cancer surgery. UTSW also received “excellent” ratings for its patient experience among three types of cancer surgeries, three types of orthopedic surgeries, and four types of cardiology surgeries and treatments.

US News and World Report began publishing Hospital Rankings…to identify medical centers in various specialties best suited to patients whose illnesses pose unusual challenges due to underlying conditions, procedural difficulties, advanced age, or other medical problems that add risk.

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Clements University Hospital previously received national recognition for its high patient satisfaction scores, quality and safety efforts, and innovative design. UT Southwestern is among the top 5% of hospitals nationally for consistent clinical quality, and among the top hospitals for patient experience and routine specialty care in areas such as cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, enterology, orthopedics and neurosurgery. Organizations also rate UTSW highly for patient satisfaction efforts such as communications between doctors and nurses, medication and discharge instructions, and the cleanliness and quietness of the hospital.

“The recognition reflects a commitment to service excellence that resonates throughout our healthcare system and is shared by our doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers, trainees and life support staff,” said John Warner, MD, vice – Executive Chairman for Health System Affairs and CEO of Health System at UT Southwestern. “Working together, our multidisciplinary teams advance the quality of care and the outcomes we are able to achieve for our patients and their families.

Dallas Children’s Medical Center, where faculty from UT’s Southwest Pediatrics Group practice, was previously rated one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals by American News for 2022-2023 and is the only pediatric hospital in North Texas ranked in all 10 specialties.

The 12-story, three-tower Clements University Hospital, along with expanding brain, cancer, radiation oncology and outpatient clinical space, means the healthcare system is uniquely positioned to continue to meet Texas’ burgeoning health care needs. The hospital’s expansion has prepared UT Southwestern for the benchmarks of the continued growth of the Southwest Health Resource Networka partnership with Texas Health Resources to better integrate care delivery in North Texas. The network includes four of the eight highest-rated hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. In addition to UT Southwestern’s No. 1-ranked hospital, the Southwestern Health Resources network includes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, which is tied for No. 3, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, which tied for No. 5, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, which tied for No. 8.

In other institutional measures, UT Southwestern ranks #1 among global healthcare institutions in the 2022 Nature Index for its published research, UT Southwestern Medical School is nationally ranked among the top 25 graduate schools, and the Medical Center has nationally ranked programs in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the region — one of 53 nationwide, placing it among just 4% of the approximately 1,500 cancer centers in the United States. United States. UT Southwestern is designated an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and has one of the leading epilepsy clinics in the nation – a Level 4 center, the highest level possible by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers – within the O’Donnell Brain Institute.

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes and includes 26 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Full-time faculty of more than 2,900 are responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and committed to rapidly translating scientific research into new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in more than 80 specialties to more than 100,000 inpatients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 4 million outpatient visits annually.

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