Overview

Hospital Details

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Quick Stats

  • Hospital TypeGeneral medical and surgical
  • Hospital SizeLarge metro
  • Nurse Staffing ?Excellent
  • Nurse Magnet Status ?
  • Trauma Center ?
  • Neonatology ICU?
  • Pediatric ICU?
  • Patient Experience

Overview

Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas is nationally ranked in 8 adult specialties specialties and rated high performing in 2 adult specialties and 9 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. It is a teaching hospital.

Rankings and Recognitions

To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News evaluates data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients. Hospitals that do well in multiple areas of adult care may be ranked in their state and metropolitan area. Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked nationally in 8 adult specialties . It also achieved the highest rating possible in 9 procedures or conditions. Read more about how we rank best hospitals.

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This Hospital's Performance

Adult Specialties Rankings and Ratings

U.S. News evaluates each hospital in up to 16 medical specialties. In most specialties, the top 50 hospitals nationally are numerically ranked. Hospitals that nearly made the top 50 may be recognized as high performing.

Specialty National Rank Overall Score
Cardiology & Heart Surgery #16 67.7/100 Scorecard
Diabetes & Endocrinology #23 69.9/100 Scorecard
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery #12 73.1/100 Scorecard
Geriatrics #23 76.3/100 Scorecard
Nephrology #39 72.3/100 Scorecard
Neurology & Neurosurgery #18 70.1/100 Scorecard
Orthopedics #21 61.2/100 Scorecard
Pulmonology #15 74.6/100 Scorecard
Cancer High Performing 60.3/100 Scorecard
Urology High Performing 67.2/100 Scorecard
Ear, Nose & Throat Not Ranked 63.8/100 Scorecard
Gynecology Not Ranked 66.8/100 Scorecard
Ophthalmology Not Ranked 1.2/100 Scorecard

Adult Procedures / Conditions Ratings

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in certain procedures and conditions and assigns each hospital a rating of high performing, average or below average in each procedure or condition. Eligibility to be rated is based on the number of patients treated during the evaluation period.

Procedure/Condition Rating
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair High performing Scorecard
Aortic Valve Surgery High performing Scorecard
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) High performing Scorecard
Colon Cancer Surgery High performing Scorecard
Heart Bypass Surgery High performing Scorecard
Heart Failure High performing Scorecard
Hip Replacement High performing Scorecard
Knee Replacement High performing Scorecard
Lung Cancer Surgery High performing Scorecard

Doctors at This Hospital

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Patient Experience

3 stars out of 5

Scores are based on surveys taken from this hospital’s inpatients after they were discharged inquiring about different aspects of their stay. The scores are not used in the Best Hospitals rankings.

Satisfaction with the hospital overall

How the patient felt about their hospital stay and discharge overall.

4 stars out of 5

Willingness to recommend

Willingness of patients to recommend this hospital to others.

4 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with doctors’ communications

How patients rated physicians in listening and explaining in a way that patients could understand.

4 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with nurses’ communications

How patients rated nurses in listening and explaining in a way that patients could understand.

3 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with pain relief

How well pain was controlled.

3 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with efforts to prevent medication harm

How well medications, how they were to be taken, and side effects were explained before they were administered.

4 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with quality of discharge information

How well staff reviewed adequacy of help at home and provided enough information in writing about symptoms and problems to watch for.

3 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with involvement in recovery

How well patients’ wishes were considered in discharge planning and how well patients understood when they left how to care for themselves, what medications they will take and why.

4 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with staff responsiveness

How promptly help was provided when needed or requested.

3 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with hospital room cleanliness

How patients rated the cleanliness of their hospital room and bathroom.

3 stars out of 5

Satisfaction with noise volume

How well patients rated the quietness of their hospital experience.

3 stars out of 5

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Hospital Details

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Quick Stats

  • Hospital TypeGeneral medical and surgical
  • Hospital SizeLarge metro
  • Nurse Staffing ?Excellent
  • Nurse Magnet Status ?
  • Trauma Center ?
  • Neonatology ICU?
  • Pediatric ICU?
  • Patient Experience