Methodist Hospital Named #1 Hospital in San Antonio


Methodist Hospital Named #1 Hospital in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, TX, AUGUST 2, 2019 ― Methodist Hospital was named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. A best regional hospital ranking is determined by a hospital’s performance in the adult specialty rankings analysis. Specialties include Cancer, Cardiology, Heart Surgery, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Lung Surgery, and Urology. Additionally, hospitals must have three or more high-performing ratings within the nine procedures and conditions evaluated. Methodist Hospital was rated high-performing in five adult procedures and conditions. Scores are also based on factors, such as survival rates, patient safety, specialized staff, and hospital satisfaction.
"Being recognized as the best hospital in the region is affirmation of the personal commitment we make to treat every patient, everyday like family,” said Dan Miller, CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. "An honor of this scale could only be achieved by physicians, staff, and partners who consistently exemplify our mission of serving humanity to honor God. We are so thrilled to receive this designation, but even more honored that we are the destination that gets to provide the highest level of care and best patient experience to our community.”
Best Regional Hospital rankings were published in the 100 most populous metropolitan areas based on the 2010 Census. For this year's rankings, U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide and named 569 hospitals as Best Regional Hospitals. U.S. News and World Report is the global leader in quality rankings; these ratings are designed to help patients and health care consumers make informed decisions about where to receive care for specific medical needs.
About Methodist Hospital:
Methodist Hospital, opened in 1963, is the pioneer facility of the world renowned South Texas Medical Center. It has grown to be the flagship hospital of the Methodist Healthcare System, San Antonio’s largest and most preferred healthcare provider. Methodist Hospital maintains an award-winning reputation with a commitment to serving humanity to honor God by providing exceptional and cost-effective healthcare, accessible to all.
Offering a broad range of specialties, Methodist Hospital’s excellence is a reflection of the key service lines provided including cardiology, boasting San Antonio’s only heart transplant program; oncology; emergency medicine; bone and marrow stem cell transplants, the first FACT accredited program in the nation; neurosciences; women’s services; and orthopedics. The hospital is recognized as a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, is the largest provider of ECMO in San Antonio, and is the global leader in robotics, having the largest program in the world.  
Methodist Hospital has received several prestigious accreditations for clinical excellence and quality outcomes as well as innovation and people’s choice awards. It has received a Hospital Safety Grade of “A” for the fourth consecutive period, a true testament to the hospital being selected as the most preferred and trusted health care system each and every year.