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Baylor St. Lukes Medical Center Among Best Hospitals

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 according to U.S. News & World Report, including second in Houston and fourth in Texas for the second consecutive year. These rankings are based on critical health elements, including patient survival and safety, hospital reputation, and care-related factors.

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#2 Hospital in Houston
#4 Hospital in Texas

Recognized Among the Best Hospitals in the Region

Nationally Ranked in 3 Adult Specialties


#22 in the Nation
Cardiology & Heart Surgery

#34 in the Nation
Neurology & Neurosurgery

#38 in the Nation
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

High Performing in 5 Adult Specialties

High Performing in 5 Procedures and Conditions

About Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care hospital that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD—consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and was the first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

Why Choose CHI St. Luke's Health?

  • History of Excellence

  • Baylor St. Luke’s is home to some of the most important medical achievements in history. In addition to reaching remarkable milestones, our hospital has received numerous distinctions reflective of our team’s dedication to your health.

  • Healthcare With a Calling

  • Our mission is to create healthier communities through not only quality care but also local initiatives. Going beyond the walls of our hospital, we offer opportunities for Houstonians to take control of their health.

  • Increased Access to Care

  • Adhering to Christian ideals, we are called to serve our community and provide comprehensive care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. As we serve our patients with compassionate care, we engage in initiatives that exemplify our beliefs.