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​​​U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano 21st IN THE NATION FOR CARDIOLOGY & HEART SURGERY

August 14, 2018 — Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has been ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's 29th​ Annual Best Hospitals rankings released August 14, 2018. The hospital is now ranked 21st​ in the nation in "Cardiology & Heart Surgery" and rated "High Performing" in five Adult Procedures/Conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Congestive Heart Failure, and Lung Cancer Surgery.

We’re always striving for better. And you are the reason why. That’s what drives us—and it’s why we’ve been recognized as the only nationally ranked heart hospital in North Texas by U.S. News & World Report three years in a row.

A hospital's overall "Cardiology & Heart Surgery" score is based on more than 75 measures of care. These objective measures fall into data categories such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. The 50 top-scoring hospitals are considered nationally ranked.

The 29th​​ Annual Best Hospitals rankings recognized 158 hospitals for their performance and reputation across 16 adult medical specialties. The U.S. News & World Report analysis of hospitals​ includes data from more than 5,000 medical centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions.