Quality medical care provided in Houston

Residents considering moving into the Houston metro area may find the city offers something more than just a vibrant nightlife and quality public schools - it also features excellent medical facilities. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2012-2013 edition, six hospitals in Houston ranked nationally. When considering one of the homes for sale in Houston, remember to figure out its proximity to some of these winning medical facilities.

The following Houston hospitals ranked high:

The Methodist Hospital System
Ranked as the number one hospital in Houston and Texas, this medical facility features 13 nationally recognized specialties. According the news source, The Methodist Hospital System achieved ranks in cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, geriatrics, nephrology, ophthalmology, pulmonology, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.

The hospital also received a high patient satisfaction score - 82 percent of survey respondents claimed they would recommend the facility to friends or family, according to the news source. This is higher than the state average of 71 percent and the national average of 69 percent.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Also located right in Houston is the number two ranked hospital in Texas. The medical facility is nationally ranked in the following 10 specialties – cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology, according to U.S. News & World Report. The hospital also achieved a patient satisfaction score of 67 percent, with 76 percent claiming they would recommend the hospital to friends or family.

Texas Children’s Hospital
Families with children suffering from medical conditions may want to consider moving near this high-quality facility. According to the news source, the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston is nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties - cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

Whether a resident has a chronic condition, a child in need of constant medical care or an individual wishes to age within proximity to a quality medical facility, locating these hospitals and others in Houston could help them pick one of the homes for sale in Houston.