Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center’s Otorhinolaryngology Service holds the 19th spot in the nation among hospitals that provide adult ENT care, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2018-2019.

The annual rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to help inform and guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across a number of clinical specialties, procedures and medical conditions. U.S. News’s methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. The magazine generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, nine adult procedures and conditions, and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

“I’m proud of our terrific staff of physicians, who consistently look for ways to improve the care they deliver,” says Martin J. Citardi, MD, chief of otorhinolaryngology at Memorial Hermann-TMC and professor and chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “We couldn’t have achieved this recognition without the patient-centered work and tireless dedication of our physicians, nurses and other team members every day.”