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Memorial Hermann Earns Top Recognition by U.S. News & World Report

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HOUSTON, TX – TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital ranked No. 3 among the country’s top rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2020-2021. TIRR Memorial Hermann has been included in the prestigious rankings since the report’s inception in 1989.

“For more than 60 years, TIRR Memorial Hermann’s talented team of affiliated physicians, researchers, clinicians, and employees have treated some of the country’s most complex patients with compassionate, individualized care to meet the needs of their rehabilitation journey,” said Jerry A. Ashworth, FACHE, Senior Vice President and CEO of TIRR Memorial Hermann. “Our team continues to be recognized as a national leader in rehabilitation and committed to our mission of independence and inclusion.” As a result of the ranking, TIRR Memorial Hermann is considered the No. 1 rehabilitation hospital in Texas. 




In addition to TIRR Memorial Hermann, several other Memorial Hermann campuses and service lines ranked in the 2020-2021 report:

  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) ranked as the No. 5 best hospital in Texas and the No. 3 hospital in the Houston metro area. The campus also ranked 43rd nationally in ear, nose and throat.
  • Also making the Top 10 statewide rankings were Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at No. 9 and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center at No. 10.
  • Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital ranked 22nd nationally in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery and 31st in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.




“Memorial Hermann’s continuous commitment to the health and well-being of our community is reflected in these recognitions,” said David L. Callender, M.D., President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System. “During these unprecedented times, and always, I am thankful to our employees and affiliated physicians for their service, commitment to this community and promise to deliver patient-centered care to everyone who enters our facilities.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.




The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.