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Coordinates: 29°42′36″N 95°23′59″W / 29.7101°N 95.3998°W / 29.7101; -95.3998

Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist
Location Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Care system Non-profit
Hospital type General and Teaching Hospital
Affiliated university Texas A&M College of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Emergency department Level III trauma center
Beds 1,119
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 (TMHRI),[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[edit]

Houston Methodist comprises five 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. Phone: (713) 790-3311.[14]

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.[15] Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital is located at 4401 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521.[16]

In 1998,[17] Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opened its doors at 16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, as part of Houston Methodist.[18] Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is licensed for 243 beds, has 18 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.[19]

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 as part of Houston Methodist.[20] Located at 18220 State Highway 249, Houston, Texas 77070,[21] Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a 251-licensed bed, not for profit, tertiary care hospital.[22]

Houston Methodist West is the newest addition to Houston Methodist, opening in December 2010.[23] Located at 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094,[24] Houston Methodist West serves Katy, Texas and the West Houston area with 193 beds, 15 operating rooms, 28 emergency room beds and imaging centers.

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

  • Kirby Emergency Care Center; 2615 Southwest Freeway, Suite 140, Houston, Texas 77098[25]
  • Voss Emergency Care Center; 1635 South Voss Road, Houston, TX 77057[26]

Imaging Centers

  • Houston Methodist Imaging Center - West Houston; 8333 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024[27]
  • Houston Methodist Breast Imaging Center; 2615 Southwest Freeway, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77098[28]


  1. ^ Hospital Directory: Detail View - U.S. News & World Report
  2. ^ Methodist Hospital System (The Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas)
  3. ^ "Why Choose ACAOM?". 
  4. ^ "100 Best Companies to Work For: Methodist Hospital System". CNN. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Methodist Hospital System". CNN. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  6. ^ "100 Best Companies to Work For 2010: Methodist Hospital System". CNN. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  7. ^ Methodist Announces New Name. Houston Methodist Hospitals. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  8. ^ Houston Methodist Research Institute (The Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas)
  9. ^ Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center (The Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas)
  10. ^ Houston Methodist Neurological Institute (The Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas)
  11. ^ University of Houston: University Offices
  12. ^ "Books by Marilyn McAdams Sibley". amazon.com. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.com/ourHospitals.cfm?id=36837
  14. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/OurHospitals.cfm?id=37102
  15. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/sjmh.cfm?id=36917
  16. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/sjmh.cfm?id=36844
  17. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mslh.cfm?id=37094
  18. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mslh.cfm?id=36996
  19. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mslh.cfm?id=37094
  20. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwh.cfm?id=36994
  21. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwh.cfm?id=36923
  22. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwh.cfm?id=36994
  23. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwhh.cfm?id=36838
  24. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mwhh.cfm?id=36839
  25. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/kirby
  26. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/voss
  27. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/basic.cfm?id=35170
  28. ^ http://www.houstonmethodist.org/mbic.cfm?id=35161

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