The Texas Medical Center
The Methodist Hospital is one of the founding institutions of the Texas Medical Center®. This association of hospitals and health care institutions is one of the world’s largest, helping to create an exceptional concentration of physicians, scientists and researchers, working together in a functional collaboration dedicated to health and healing.
Facts and Figures
As the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center is an internationally recognized community of healing, learning and discovery. The Texas Medical Center in Houston is home to many of the nation’s best hospitals, physicians, researchers, educational institutions and health care providers. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Survey of American’s Best Hospitals, the member institutions of the Texas Medical Center are known throughout the world for the quality of patient care, teaching, research and prevention of illness and injury.
Member Institutions: 54
• 26 agencies of government
• 26 private not-for-profit health-related institutions
Annual Patient Visits: 7.1 million
Annual International Patient Visits: 16,000
Full-time Students: 34,000*
Volunteers Daily: 12,000
Residents and Fellows: 4,000
Visiting Scientists, Researchers and Students: 7,000**
Total Hospital Beds: 6,900
Total Bassinets: 400
Annual Surgeries: 350,000
Babies Delivered (Annually): 28,000
Total Budget (All Institutions): $14 billion
Total Size/Gross Square Foot (All Campuses):
• 45.5 million sf
• 1,300 Acres
• 280 Buildings
*Student numbers only include those of programs of health related member institutions.
**Includes data from 9 academic member institutions.
- Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States, is an internationally renowned capital of the energy, aerospace and engineering industries; a center of education, with numerous institutions of higher learning; and home to the Texas Medical Center. It is a modern, cosmopolitan city, offering world-class shopping and a wealth of cultural and scenic opportunities.