Mental Health

The Menninger Clinic Ranks No. 8 Best Psychiatric Hospital in the Country

The Houston mental health care hospital has been recognized in a national list by U.S. News and World Report.

By Carolina Larracilla July 29, 2021

The renown Menninger Clinic has earned the No. 8 spot on U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Hospitals for Psychiatry list, up from the No. 9 spot last year. With East Coast hospitals Johns Hopkins Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital taking the list’s top three spots, Menninger is the only Texas hospital to land in the top 20, let alone top 10.

The rankings come from three years of survey data from board-certified physicians. To be placed on the list, a hospital had to be mentioned by at least 5 percent of those physicians, and the Menninger Clinic was named by 7.1 percent as the best for serious cases.

Opened in 1925, the Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science teaching hospital has routinely taken a top 10 spot each year since the first Best Hospital List came out 30 years ago.

The hospital is so nationally recognized that many of its patients come from out of state, looking for the Menninger Clinic’s nearly century-old signature precision mental health (a tactic that involves considering the individual and complex needs of each patient, unlike traditional mental health), as well as substance use care.

“Patients seeking care from The Menninger Clinic are looking for the best diagnostics and effective evidence-based treatment that’s right for their goals and symptoms,” says President and CEO of the Menninger Clinic Armando Colombo in a press release.

Located in the Texas Medical Center, Menninger Clinic has several satellite locations across town. Other treatment options include in-home, tele-health, in-the-community, crisis stabilization and specialty hospital programs.

Learn more about the clinic here.

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