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3 San Antonio hospitals named among state's best in prestigious report

3 San Antonio hospitals named among state's best in prestigious report

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Three San Antonio hospitals rank among the best in Texas. Photo by andrei_r/Getty Images

Hospitals across the San Antonio area were ranked by their patient care, patient safety, outcomes, nursing, advanced technology, and reputation in an annual report that identifies the top medical facilities in the country.

This week, U.S. News & World Report released its 31st annual best hospital rankings, which includes adult and children's hospital tracks across several categories. The report released both overall and local rankings after evaluating over 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties; 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

The top hospital in San Antonio is Methodist Hospital-San Antonio, which the report also ranks as the 16th best hospital in Texas. In addition to local and regional honors, the hospital is recognized as high performing for five adult procedures/conditions: 

  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Tied at No. 2 in the San Antonio area are Baptist Medical Center and University Hospital - San Antonio. They are tied for No. 19 in Texas.

Baptist is recognized as high performing in five procedures/categories: 

  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement 
  • Knee replacement
  • COPD

University hospital is high performing in three areas:

  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Heart bypass surgery

The top hospital in Texas, according to the report, is Houston Methodist. It's also the only Lone Star hospital to earn a spot on the report's Honor Roll, where it appears at No. 20.

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A version of this story originally appeared on our sister site, InnovationMap