Methodist Recognized Again in Memphis Area as Top Hospital by U.S. News and World Report

Methodist Hospital of Memphis has been ranked for 2014-15 as #1 in the Memphis metro area by 
U.S. News & World Report. Methodist Hospitals of Memphis is comprised of Methodist University Hospital, Methodist North Hospital, Methodist South Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown 2014-2015 U.S. New and World ReportHospital. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“We are so proud to be once again ranked number one in the Memphis metro area,” said Gary Shorb, president and chief executive officer, MLH. “This is a testament to the dedication and commitment our physicians and Associates display every day in caring for our patients and their families.”

Methodist also earned top honors in the following nine specialties:

• Cancer
• Cardiology & Heart Surgery
• Diabetes & Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
• Nephrology
• Neurology & Neurosurgery
• Orthopedics
• Pulmonology
• Urology

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties. The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state  and metro rankings. The rankings have been published at and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2015 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands in August.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital was named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The hospital made the list for the fourth consecutive year.