Physician Update

'U.S. News'-worthy: Eight UTSW Specialties Ranked in Nation’s Top 25

UT Southwestern Medical Center is among the top 25 hospitals nationally in eight specialties, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.

Additionally, UT Southwestern once again is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth among 132 regional hospitals and second in Texas among 566 hospitals for the fifth consecutive year.

UT Southwestern also has the top-ranked programs in Texas for cardiology/heart surgery and neurology/neurosurgery. The recognition comes several months after UT Southwestern completed expansion of its William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (see below).

UT Southwestern’s nationally ranked specialties from nearly 5,000 hospitals across the country include:

UT Southwestern was rated nationally as high performing for orthopedics, placing that specialty among the top 10% of all rated hospitals, and was nationally rated for its expertise in 14 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, pneumonia, and stroke.

Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where UT Southwestern Pediatric Group faculty practice, was rated among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News for 2021-2022 and is the only pediatric hospital in North Texas ranked in all 10 specialties.

Additional distinctions

Clements University Hospital previously received national distinction for its high patient satisfaction scores, its quality and safety efforts, and its innovative design. UT Southwestern is listed among the top 5% of hospitals nationally for consistent delivery of clinical quality, and among the top hospitals for patient experience and routine specialty care in areas including cardiovascular, gastroenterology, orthopedic, and neurosurgical care.

Organizations also rate UTSW high for patient satisfaction efforts such as physician and nurse communications, medication and hospital discharge instructions, and hospital cleanliness and quietness.

Clements University Hospital expansion

The 12-story, three-tower Clements University Hospital, along with recent expansions of its brain, cancer, and radiation oncology care, and its outpatient clinical space means the UT Southwestern Health System is ideally positioned to continue to meet Texas’ burgeoning health care needs.

Take a virtual tour of the new tower at Clements University Hospital.

Southwestern Health Resources

The recent hospital expansion prepared UT Southwestern for referrals from continued growth of the Southwestern Health Resources network partnership with Texas Health Resources to better integrate delivery of care across North Texas. The network encompasses four of the top six 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, ranked No. 3 in DFW; Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, tied for No. 4; and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, No. 6 in DFW.