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Methodist ranks as best hospital in Memphis

U.S. News & World Report has named Methodist Memphis Hospitals the best hospital in Memphis among 25 hospitals in the Memphis metropolitan area.

Methodist Healthcare's four Memphis metro adult hospitals are licensed as one. They are: Methodist University Hospital, Methodist North Hospital, Methodist South Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.

Methodist was cited as high performing in 12 medical specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, ear/ nose/throat, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Rankings in these specialties are based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes. No other hospital in the state was recognized for this many specialties.

Methodist also ranks as the No. 3 hospital in the state, with the No. 1 and No. 2 hospitals being outside the Memphis area.

"We are honored that once again the outstanding care Methodist provides to our patients is being recognized on this prestigious list," said Gary S. Shorb, president and Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

"I thank our physicians and Associates who render extraordinary patient care every day and whose caring and dedication have created an environment of quality patient care."

Earlier this year, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, was named to U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals in five areas: neurology/neurosurgery; orthopedics, pulmonology, nephrology and cardiology/heart surgery. The hospital ranked in four specialties in 2011, and this year added a fifth area – pulmonology – to its list of nationally ranked programs.

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