July 2, 2004
U.S. News annual survey rates Medical Center hospitals highly
U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of hospitals ranks several hospitals in Houston's famed Texas Medical Center as among the best in their respective fields in the United States.
The annual survey ranks The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for the third year in a row as the nation's top cancer hospital. Besides being named the best cancer hospital for the fourth time in the last five years, M.D. Anderson was also named the fifth best in gynecology, and the 10th best in both the specialties of ear, nose and throat, and urology.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research was recognized as the third best rehabilitation hospital in the country. Texas Children's Hospital ranked fourth in pediatrics in the magazine's survey. The Menninger Clinic was named the sixth best psychiatric hospital in the country.
The Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital was named the ninth best heart center. Moreover, The Methodist Hospital ranked in nine of the survey's categories, including 10th best in the area of neurology and neurosurgery.
The magazine's rankings are based on a nationwide survey of doctors, on hospital reputations in 17 medical specialties, and an analysis of indicators such as death rates, technology and nurse staffing. Of the more than 6,000 U.S. hospitals, only 177 ranked in even a single specialty in this year's survey.
The Texas Medical Center is one amazing collection of medical talent.
Posted by Tom at July 2, 2004 5:14 PM |
Our mutual and great friend, one Gerald Sagehorn, has called my attention to his strong friendship with you. He was quite amazed a year or more ago when I advised I knew the wonderful Kirkendall family through several years of companionship at the Des Moines YMCA Camp, and more specifically the infamous Family Camp period, which is only a couple weeks away. We no longer attend but there are still several scarred veterans going back many years. We continue to hang out with Dodee and Ray Pugh and I'm on the Camp Board of Director (emeritus). Sage just referred me to your remarkable website and particularly the entry re your recent outing at the Juice Box. Your commitment to a project of this sort is out of sight. Best wishes. Don Neumann
Posted by: Don Neumann at July 9, 2004 4:58 PM
I am the mother of a cancer child. Mia is 2 1/2 years old. She has brain cancer. She has had two brain tumors removed from her head. She has had chemotherapy and radiation at Hope Children's Hospital in Chicago. But yesterday she was diagnosed with another brain tumor in her frontal lobe. The doctors said that there isn't anymore hope for her that they have done all they could. please let me know if your hospital and cancer treatment can see her for an appointment.
Posted by: Lupe Sanchez at April 30, 2005 9:02 AM
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