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Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist
Location Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Care system Non-profit
Hospital type Academic Medical Center and seven community hospitals
Affiliated university Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, University of Houston, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Emergency department Level III trauma center
Beds 2,502
Founded 1919
Website www.houstonmethodist.org
Lists Hospitals in Texas
Location marked as HMH
Location within Texas Medical Center

Houston Methodist Hospital is the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist. Located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Houston Methodist Hospital was established in 1919 as an outreach ministry of Methodist Episcopal Church. Houston Methodist is one of the most comprehensive teaching hospitals in the United States, with leading specialists in every field of medicine. The hospital has consistently ranked as "One of America's Best Hospitals" according to U.S. News and World Report.[1] The hospital has earned worldwide recognition in multiple specialties including cardiovascular surgery, cancer, epilepsy treatment and organ transplantation.[2]

Primarily affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the hospital directs millions of dollars into research and advances in patient care. Houston Methodist offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques, and alternative medicine such as acupuncture through partner programs.[3] Houston Methodist system was named one of "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2006 [4] and ranked ninth in the "Top 10 Companies to Work For" in 2007 [5] and ranked eighth in 2008 according to Fortune Magazine. It now ranks seventeenth in Fortune Magazine.[6]

In 2013, Houston Methodist changed its official name from The Methodist Hospital System to Houston Methodist, following an announcement by Houston Methodist, see [7]


Originally located near downtown Houston, the hospital relocated to the Texas Medical Center and opened a 300-bed facility in 1951.

Late heart surgeon Michael E. DeBakey, at the time a faculty member and later Chancellor Emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine, performed the first removal of a carotid artery blockage (1950); the first aorto-coronary bypass surgery (1964); the first use of a ventricular assist device to pump blood and support a diseased heart (1966); and some of the first U.S. heart transplants (1968 and 1969) at the hospital.

Houston Methodist, consisting of the existing Texas Medical Center facility and several newly constructed regional hospitals, was established in 1996 to extend Houston Methodist’s health services beyond the Texas Medical Center and into communities throughout Houston.


Houston Methodist’s reputation for excellence in patient care and its commitment to improving patient outcomes represent a significant motivation in the development of the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI),[8] Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center [9] and Houston Methodist Neurological Institute.[10]

Houston Methodist, the University of Houston, and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University jointly founded the Institute for Biomedical Imaging Science. The institute will create interdisciplinary programs in biomedical imaging and will develop joint training programs to produce basic and applied scientists.[11]

In 1990, the Texas historian Marilyn McAdams Sibley published The Methodist Hospital in Houston: Serving the World.[12]

Hospital system

Houston Methodist comprises seven hospitals as well as other health care service locations.[13] Houston Methodist Hospital opened its doors in 1919 near downtown Houston. In 1951 the hospital moved to The Texas Medical Center at 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030. [14] Today, Houston Methodist Hospital has 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms, and more than 6,000 employees. [15] Houston Methodist Hospital is the No. 1 Hospital in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report. [16] FORTUNE has named Houston Methodist one of the "100 Best Companies To Work For" each year since 2006. [17]

In 1983, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown, Texas became affiliated with Houston Methodist. Opened in 1948, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital was funded by Humble Oil and Refining Company and donations from other local business, organizations and individuals.[18] Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital is located at 4401 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521.[19]

In 1998,[20] Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opened its doors at 16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, as part of Houston Methodist.[21] Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is licensed for 243 beds, has 20 operating rooms and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging with specialized Centers of Excellence in cardiology, neuro-sciences, oncology, orthopedics, women's services and urology.[22]

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 as part of Houston Methodist.[23] Located at 18220 State Highway 249, Houston, Texas 77070,[24] Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a 277-licensed bed, not for profit, tertiary care hospital.[25]

Houston Methodist West Hospital opened in December 2010.[26] Located at 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094,[27] Houston Methodist West serves Katy, Texas and the West Houston area with 193 beds, 15 operating rooms, 28 emergency room beds and imaging centers.

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital and Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital joined Houston Methodist through a partnership with CHRISTUS Health. Majority ownership of CHRISTUS St. John Hospital and CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital was transferred to Houston Methodist February 3, 2014. CHRISTUS St. John Hospital in the Nassau Bay/Clear Lake area continues to provide health care to its community, but under the Houston Methodist name and under Houston Methodist management. Houston Methodist St. Catherine was re-purposed into a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) to complement the services Houston Methodist already offers the west Houston/Katy community. Under this agreement, Houston Methodist has retained CHRISTUS Continuing Care, a division of CHRISTUS Health, to manage St. Catherine.[28] [29]

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital is located at 18300 St. John Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058. [30] Serving the Greater Bay Area with 178 acute-care beds, more than 500 physicians on staff and over 800 employees, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital provides a broad spectrum of adult, pediatric, medical, surgical and obstetrical care, as well as numerous ambulatory services. [31]

Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital, located at 701 S. Fry Road, Katy, TX 77450, [32] is a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) serving the Greater Houston area, focused on the needs of patients requiring extended hospitalization. [33] As an extension of Houston Methodist West Hospital just two miles away, several outpatient services are offered on the Houston Methodist St. Catherine campus, including imaging, outpatient rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and wound care. [34]

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in 2017 at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45. [35] The hospital will have 193 beds and 470,000 square feet. [36] In addition, a medical office building with 135,000 square feet is scheduled to open in 2016. Houston Methodist The Woodlands will be the eighth in the Houston Methodist system, offering The Woodlands community a full-service, acute care hospital with many of the same services as their flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The $380 million campus will be modeled after Houston Methodist West Hospital near Katy. [37]

Other Houston Methodist health care service centers include: Emergency Care Centers

  • Kirby Emergency Care Center; 2615 Southwest Freeway, Suite 140, Houston, Texas 77098[38]
  • Voss Emergency Care Center; 1635 South Voss Road, Houston, TX 77057[39]
  • Pearland Emergency Care Center; 11525 Broadway, Pearland, TX 77584[40]
  • Sienna Plantation Emergency Care Center; 8200 Highway 6, Missouri City, TX 77459[41]
  • Cinco Ranch Emergency Care Center; 26000 FM 1093, Katy, TX 77494[42]

Imaging Centers

  • Houston Methodist Imaging Center - West Houston; 8333 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024[43]
  • Houston Methodist Breast Imaging Center; 2615 Southwest Freeway, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77098[44]

Specialty Physician Group

  • Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group has 99 office locations across the Greater Houston metropolitan area. [45]

Primary Care Group

  • Houston Methodist Primary Care Group has 20 office locations across the Greater Houston metropolitan area. [46]


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  18. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/sjmh.cfm?id=36917
  19. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/sjmh.cfm?id=36844
  20. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mslh.cfm?id=37094
  21. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mslh.cfm?id=36996
  22. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mslh.cfm?id=37094
  23. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwh.cfm?id=36994
  24. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwh.cfm?id=36923
  25. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwh.cfm?id=36994
  26. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwhh.cfm?id=36838
  27. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwhh.cfm?id=36839
  28. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/1285_houstonmethodist/1315_newsroom/1316_newsroom_newsandevents/newsdetail/?key={115A2464-CA53-455C-AC44-65F5310C6674}
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  30. http://houstonmethodist.org/locations/st-john/
  31. http://houstonmethodist.org/locations/st-john/about/
  32. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/locations/long-term-acute-care/st-catherine-katy/
  33. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/locations/long-term-acute-care/st-catherine-katy/
  34. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/locations/long-term-acute-care/st-catherine-katy/
  35. http://houstonmethodist.org/locations/the-woodlands/
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  37. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/locations/the-woodlands/
  38. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/kirby
  39. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/voss
  40. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/pearland
  41. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/er-sienna-plantation
  42. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/er-cinco-ranch
  43. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/basic.cfm?id=35170
  44. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mbic.cfm?id=35161
  45. http://www.houstonmethodist.org/spg/
  46. http://houstonmethodist.org/pcg/#

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