Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital was ranked as No. 6 among the state’s top hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2018-2019. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights also ranked at No. 4 among the hospitals in Houston.
“This prestigious ranking highlights the hard work our employees and affiliated physicians put in every day to provide high-quality healthcare. It is an honor to be among the top hospitals in both Houston and the state,” said Paul O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. “We hope this provides patients with an even greater sense of confidence when they select our hospital for their healthcare needs.”
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights was also rated as a high performing hospital in six adult specialties including gastroenterology, pulmonology, and neurology and neurosurgery, and four procedures, including colon cancer surgery and knee replacement surgery.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
For the 2018-2019 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.