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The Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Recognized Among Nation’s Best in Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report

The Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is ranked 17 in the nation among Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Surgery hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

HOUSTON (Aug. 1, 2023) —The Texas Heart Institute® (THI) at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Institute 17th in the nation among Cardiology Heart and Vascular Surgery hospitals. A global leader celebrating more than 60 years of innovation in cardiovascular medicine, THI at Baylor St. Luke’s has ranked among the top cardiac centers in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report since the rankings’ inception over 30 years ago.

The Institute also was once again recognized with high-performing ratings for every complex cardiovascular condition and procedure, including heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and heart attack.

“The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a valuable resource for locating skilled sources of care for patients with complex cardiovascular conditions,” said Dr. Joseph G. Rogers, President and CEO of The Texas Heart Institute. “The Institute’s ranking among the nation’s best in Cardiology & Heart Surgery is a testament to the exceptional skill and experience of our clinicians and researchers, and the relentless pursuit of excellence by all members of the THI family. Ultimately, these rankings highlight the Institute’s innovation and success in delivering patient-centered, transformational clinical care, research and education.”

The Cardiology & Heart Surgery ranking is based on analysis of patient outcomes in the medical and surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease, the volume of high-risk patients, patient experience, nurse staffing, public transparency and advanced clinical technologies. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

In the Cardiology & Heart Surgery category, U.S. News & World Report evaluated 800 hospitals and ranked the top 50 that care for patients who required challenging heart and vascular treatments, including heart transplants, implantation of cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, major chest procedures, and treatments for cardiovascular disease and other complex conditions such as endocarditis, heart failure and circulatory issues.

For more information about the 2023-2024 rankings, please visit U.S. News & World Report.

For more information about The Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, please visit www.texasheart.org.


Media Contact:

Claire Caton
Interim VP of Marketing & Strategic Communications
The Texas Heart Institute
C: 713.591.3912 | ccaton@texasheart.org


About The Texas Heart Institute® 

The Texas Heart Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that is improving cardiovascular health through trailblazing research, thought leadership, education, and patient care. Located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and founded in 1962 by renowned cardiac surgeon Denton Cooley, MD, The Texas Heart Institute performed the first successful heart transplant and total artificial heart implant in the United States. Since then, our physicians and surgeons remain recognized as worldwide leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of even the most complex cardiovascular conditions. Research programs at The Texas Heart Institute continue to push the boundaries of cardiovascular science by translating laboratory discovery to patient care. The Texas Heart Institute has been ranked among the top cardiovascular centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.  www.texasheart.org.

About Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart Institute®, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, M.D. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower citizens, consumers, business leaders, and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, and 360 Reviews platforms,, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice, and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.