HOUSTON (August 14, 2018)

TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital was ranked No. 3 as one of the country’s top rehabilitation hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2018-2019. TIRR Memorial Hermann has been included in the prestigious rankings since the report’s inception in 1989.

“TIRR Memorial Hermann continues to be recognized as a national leader in the field of rehabilitation, committed to our mission of independence and inclusion for people with disabilities,” said Jerry Ashworth, Senior Vice President and CEO of TIRR Memorial Hermann. “Our talented team of affiliated physicians and employees provide every patient with compassionate care focused on the individual needs of their rehabilitation journey, while our teams of research professionals are leaders of innovative studies to identify breakthroughs in rehabilitation.”

Specific Memorial Hermann service lines were also honored nationally by U.S. News and World Report, including:

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery;And Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery.

In addition, Memorial Hermann-TMC ranked as the No. 4 best hospital in Texas and the No. 2 hospital in the Houston metro area. Also making the Top 10 statewide rankings were Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at No. 6 and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center at No. 10.

All of these prestigious recognitions are a testament to the System’s dedication to providing exemplary services in order to improve the health of the people of Southeast Texas.

“These rankings are a direct reflection of Memorial Hermann’s unwavering commitment to provide high-quality, safe, patient-centered healthcare throughout the Greater Houston area,” said Chuck Stokes, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann. “I am so proud of our employees and affiliated physicians for the innovative care and exceptional service they deliver to our patients every single day. We are passionate about what we do, and that passion translates to high performance.”

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.