DALLAS / TEMPLE, Texas (FOX 44) – The U.S. News & World Report released its 2022-2023 “Best Hospitals” list, and Baylor Scott & White Health is well-represented. 

For the fourth consecutive year, Baylor Scott & White Health is the most-awarded not-for-profit health system in Texas – with a total of 29 medical centers recognized – more than ever before.

Two of the system’s academic medical centers were ranked among the top five in the state. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas ranked No. 4 in Texas and No. 2 in DFW, and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple ranked No. 5 in Texas.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

For the 2022-23 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

Four Baylor Scott & White hospitals were nationally ranked or recognized as “High Performing” in at least one specialty, meaning they are among the top ten percent in the nation. The system’s national rankings include:

  • Baylor University Medical Center: No. 34 nationally in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. High-performing medical specialties recognized as being in the top ten percent of the nation include Cancer, Geriatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple: High-performing medical specialties recognized as being in the top ten percent of the nation include Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Lung Surgery, Urology
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano:  No. 50 nationally for Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas: Ranked No. 14 nationally for Rehabilitation

Baylor Scott & White had a record-setting number of hospitals that received a “High Performing” rating in at least one of the 20 common procedures and conditions evaluated – a feat achieved by fewer than a third of all U.S. hospitals. Those “High-Performing” ratings include:

  • Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth: Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart AttackTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial: Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station: Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Pneumonia
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion, Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine: Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Stroke
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest: Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Stroke
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving: Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia; Stroke
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe: COPD
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Marble Falls: Hip Fracture, Pneumonia
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney: COPD, Kidney Failure, Stroke
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Pflugerville: Pneumonia
    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano: COPD, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock/ Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway: Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Taylor: Pneumonia
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple: Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Hip ReplacementKidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia, Stroke, Uterine Cancer Surgery
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Trophy Club: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion, Hip Replacement
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie: COPD, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Stroke
  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion, Hip Fracture
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Sherman: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion 
  • Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital – Tyler: Back Surgery/Spinal FusionHip Replacement, Hip Fracture
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton: Heart Bypass Surgery, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Lung Cancer Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Baylor University Medical Center: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion, Heart Bypass Surgery, Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart AttackKidney Failure, Lung Cancer Surgery, Ovarian Cancer SurgeryPneumonia, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Stroke
  • North Central Surgical Center: Back Surgery/Spinal Fusion, Hip Fracture

U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.