Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center recently was ranked the second top major teaching hospital in the United States, according to the Lown Institute Hospital Index.

Memorial Hermann-TMC earned an A+ overall ranking, with an A+ in patient outcomes.

“Each day, our goal is to provide and teach the delivery of high-value care for our patients. It’s great to be nationally recognized for it,” said Bela Patel, MD, vice dean of Healthcare Quality and director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, who also serves as the regional chief medical officer and the executive medical director of Critical Care for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

A primary teaching hospital of McGovern Medical School, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center counts more than 1,000 McGovern faculty among its clinical staff. It is also the primary training hospital of the majority of McGovern’s residency and fellowship programs.

JPS Health Network, of Fort Worth, ranked first in the category, with Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas the only other Texas hospital listed in the top 10.

The Lown Institute Hospital Index ranks hospital performance based on patient care, high-value care, and investment in community health.  The index is the “first hospital ranking to evaluate hospitals based on their delivery of 13 commonly overused services.” A nonprofit think tank, Lown was founded in 2012 by Bernard Lown, MD, cardiologist and developer of the direct current defibrillator and cardioverter.