Be Treated By The Best

Methodist Memphis Hospitals has been named the Best Hospital in Memphis by U.S. News & World Report. Of all 25 hospitals in the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area, Methodist is the top-ranking. Methodist Healthcare's four Memphis metro hospitals are licensed as one. They are: Methodist University Hospital, Methodist North Hospital, Methodist South Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.

About the Ranking

All hospitals in the American Hospital Association (AHA) database (a total of 4,852 hospitals) were included in the 2011-12 analysis. The analysis was based upon data submitted via the AHA survey in 2009. To be considered in any of the data-driven specialties, a hospital had to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a teaching hospital, or be affiliated with a medical school
  • Have at least 200 beds
  • Have 100 or more beds plus availability of four or more types of medical technology, such as a PET/CT scanner and certain precision radiation therapies that are considered important in a high-quality medical facility.

Each of the hospitals received a U.S. News score from 0 to 100 based on four basic elements: reputation, mortality rate, patient safety, and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. The 50 top performers are ranked utilizing these four elements. Methodist was cited as best in 12 medical specialties: cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, ear/ nose/throat, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonary and urology.

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