Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Houston) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Houston). Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, formerly St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, opened in 1954. Since then, the organization has grown to include 850 licensed beds and 4,463 employees, including 1,558 registered nurses. It handles approximately 25,000 patient admissions each year.
The medical center's Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded by Denton A. Cooley, MD, in the 1960s, is consistently ranked as one of the country's best for cardiovascular services and heart surgery. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 17 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery for 2015-16. The hospital has a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Houston Baptist University and Prairie View (Texas) A&M University.
Baylor St. Luke's is designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the medical center No. 2 in Texas and No. 2 in the Houston metro area for 2015-16. Baylor St. Luke's is also nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four adult specialties.
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