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Houston Methodist Hospital

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

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. The hospital has consistently ranked as "One of America's Best Hospitals" according to U.S. News and World Report.[2] The hospital has earned worldwide recognition in multiple specialties including cardiovascular surgery, cancer, epilepsy treatment and organ transplantation.[3] Houston Methodist System changed its official name to Houston Methodist in 2013.[4]

Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist
LocationTexas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Care systemNon-profit
Hospital typeAcademic Medical Center and seven community hospitals
Affiliated universityWeill Cornell Medical College[1]
Emergency departmentLevel III trauma center
ListsHospitals in Texas
Location marked as HMH
Location within Texas Medical Center



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.

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


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.[5]

In 1990, the Texas historian Marilyn McAdams Sibley published The Methodist Hospital in Houston: Serving the World.[6]

Hospital systemEdit

Houston Methodist comprises seven hospitals as well as other health care service locations.[7]

  • 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.[8] In 2018, Houston Methodist Hospital has 900 licensed beds, and 7,200 employees.[9]
  • In 1983, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas (formerly Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital [10]) became affiliated with Houston Methodist. Opened in 1948, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital was funded by Humble Oil and Refining Company and donations from other local business, organizations and individuals.[11] Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is located at 4401 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521.[12]
  • In 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opened at 16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, as part of Houston Methodist.[13] Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is licensed for 243 beds, has 20 operating rooms and specialized areas in cardiology, neuro-sciences, oncology, orthopedics, women's services and urology.[14]
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 as part of Houston Methodist.[15] Located at 18220 State Highway 249, Houston, Texas 77070,[16] Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a 277-licensed bed, not for profit, tertiary care hospital.[15]
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital opened in December 2010.[17] Located at 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094,[18] 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 Clear Lake Hospital and Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital joined Houston Methodist through a partnership with CHRISTUS Health. 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.[19][20] 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 under the Houston Methodist name and under Houston Methodist management.
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital (formerly Houston Methodist St. John Hospital[21]) is located at 18300 St. John Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058.[22] Serving the Greater Bay Area with 178 acute-care beds, more than 500 physicians on staff and over 800 employees, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital provides adult, pediatric, medical, surgical and obstetrical care, as well as numerous ambulatory services. [23]
  • Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital, located at 701 S. Fry Road, Katy, TX 77450, is a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) serving the Greater Houston area, for patients requiring extended hospitalization. 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.[24]
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital opened in 2017 at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45.[25] The hospital will have 193 beds and 470,000 square feet.[26] In addition, a medical office building with 135,000 square feet was 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. [27]
  • Other Houston Methodist health care service centers include:
    • Emergency Care Centers
      • Kirby Emergency Care Center; 2615 Southwest Freeway, Suite 140, Houston, Texas 77098[28]
      • Voss Emergency Care Center; 1635 South Voss Road, Houston, TX 77057[29]
      • Pearland Emergency Care Center; 11525 Broadway, Pearland, TX 77584[30]
      • Sienna Plantation Emergency Care Center; 8200 Highway 6, Missouri City, TX 77459[31]
      • Cinco Ranch Emergency Care Center; 26000 FM 1093, Katy, TX 77494[32]
      • Cypress Emergency Care Center; 27560 US 290, Cypress, TX 77434. Opens on November 2015
    • Imaging Centers
      • Houston Methodist Imaging Center - West Houston; 8333 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024[33]
      • Houston Methodist Breast Imaging Center; 2615 Southwest Freeway, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77098[34]
    • Specialty Physician Group
      • Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group has 99 office locations across the Greater Houston metropolitan area. [35]
    • Primary Care Group
      • Houston Methodist Primary Care Group has 20 office locations across the Greater Houston metropolitan area. [36]


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  2. ^ Hospital Directory: Detail View - U.S. News & World Report Archived 2007-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Methodist Hospital System (The Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas) Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
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  20. ^ "2 Christus hospitals become part of Houston Methodist". 3 February 2014.
  21. ^ "Hospital Locations - Houston Methodist Clear Lake".
  22. ^ "Houston Methodist St. John Hospital - Houston Methodist".
  23. ^ "St. John Hospital - Houston Methodist".
  24. ^ "Houston Methodist St. Catherine - Houston Methodist".
  25. ^ "The Woodlands Hospital - Houston Methodist".
  26. ^ "Houston Methodist to build Woodlands hospital, Medical Center tower". 29 May 2014.
  27. ^ "The Woodlands Hospital - Houston Methodist".
  28. ^ "Kirby Emergency Care Center - Houston Methodist".
  29. ^ "Voss Emergency Care Center - Houston Methodist".
  30. ^ "Pearland Emergency Care Center - Houston Methodist".
  31. ^ "Sienna Plantation Emergency Care - Houston Methodist".
  32. ^ "Cinco Ranch Emergency Care Center - Houston Methodist".
  33. ^ "Leading Hospitals in Houston, Texas - Houston Methodist".
  34. ^ "Breast Care Imaging Center: Kirby - Houston Methodist".
  35. ^ "Specialty Physician Group - Houston Methodist".
  36. ^ "Primary Care Group - Houston Methodist".