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Austin hospital is one of the top 10 in Texas this year, says U.S. News & World Report
A powerhouse Austin hospital has earned a healthy ranking in a prestigious new report: St. David's Medical Center lands at No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 ranking of Texas hospitals.
It ties for 10th place with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston.
"St. David's Medical Center in Austin, TX is nationally ranked in one adult specialty and rated high performing in 12 adult procedures and conditions," the report says, adding that the evaluation includes data from St. David's Georgetown Hospital, St. David's Rehabilitation Center, and Heart Hospital of Austin.
St. David's (which placed No. 8 in 2022) ranks among the top hospitals nationally for rehabilitation (No. 25). It also earns high marks in patient experience, for factors such as responsiveness of staff, room cleanliness, efforts to prevent medication harm, and overall satisfaction.
Rankings for the annual U.S. News study are based on scores in patient care, patient safety, outcomes, nursing, advanced technology, and reputation; 592 hospitals in Texas were evaluated this year.
Just down the list is Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, coming in at No. 12 in Texas (tied with Methodist Dallas Medical Center). It earns high marks for three adult specialties and eight procedures and conditions.
St. David's South Austin Medical Center lands at No. 24 in Texas. It is rated "high performing" in eight adult procedures and conditions. St. David's South is in a five-way tie for No. 24 with Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Irving; Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital; JPS Health Network-Fort Worth; and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Houston.
Dallas' UT Southwestern Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital share the No. 1 spot on the 2023 list. (Last year, Houston Methodist was the lone holder of first-place honors in Texas; UT Southwestern was rated No. 2.)
Overall, Houston hospitals dominated this year’s Texas top 10.
This story originally appeared on on our sister site InnovationMap.