Texas Medical Center Member Institutions

Considered the largest medical center in the world, the member institutions of the Texas Medical Center are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research, and education. Either not-for-profit or government, these institutions include 21 renowned hospitals with seven acute care, six pediatric care, and eight specialty care facilities; three public health organizations; two universities; three medical schools; six nursing programs; two pharmacy schools; a dental school; eight academic and research institutions; and 13 support organizations.


Baylor College of Medicine  (1943)

For 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked BCM as one of the top 20 medical schools for research and Baylor is the only private medical school in the greater southwest.


Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular
Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases

As an institute of the UTHealth Medical School, the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases seeks to investigate the cause of human diseases at the cellular and molecular levels, using DNA and protein technologies to elucidate disease mechanisms.


Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital  (1986)

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has been serving the community for more than 20 years and is the primary teaching hospital for the pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology programs at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.


City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services  (1963)

HDHHS provides traditional public health services and seeks to use innovative methods to meet the community’s present and future needs. HDHHS has partnered with nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Centers and hospital district primary care clinics to enhance access to services for residents and improve the city’s health profile.


DePelchin Children's Center  (2012)

Making a difference in the lives of children and families for more than 120 years, DePelchin Children’s Center is one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care, and adoption services in Texas. Through its clinical expertise and special brand of caring, DePelchin turns lives around, providing a full continuum of care including psychiatric services, counseling, residential treatment, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, foster care, and adoption.


Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center  (1988)

Recognized worldwide for its quality assurance programming, state-of-the-art technologies, and management expertise, The Blood Center has grown to more than 700 employees and serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley, and East Texas regions.


Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences  (1983)

The Medical Examiner’s Office investigates unexpected deaths in order to determine cause and manner of death, preserves evidence, contributes to public health/safety surveillance, analyzes physical evidence, and provides expert testimony in courts of law.


Harris County Medical Society  (1954)

The Harris County Medical Society is the largest county medical society in the United States, with a membership of more than 11,000 physicians and medical students. Established in 1903, it is the professional organization for physicians in Harris County.


Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services  (2007) 

HCPHES works to promote and protect a healthy and safe community that improves the quality of life of all residents. Throughout the years, HCPHES has responded to public health issues such as rabies, mosquito-borne illnesses, air and water pollution, disease outbreaks, water and food-borne illnesses, natural disasters, and other communicable diseases.


Harris Health System

     Ben Taub General Hospital  (1960)       
     Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital  (1989)  
     Quentin Mease Community Hospital  (1986) 

Harris Health System offers specialty and acute care at three hospitals. Ben Taub General Hospital is home to the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center, a world-renown, Level I trauma center. Ben Taub Hospital has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, the highest certification given to hospitals for their comprehensive stroke care program. Quentin Mease Community Hospital provides rehabilitative and specialty services to those requiring extended or specialized care, including stroke and traumatic brain injury patients. Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital is known for its neonatal intensive care services and Level III trauma center, and serves as one of the few full-service hospitals in the northeast area of the city.


Houston Academy of Medicine  (1952)

Incorporated by the Harris County Medical Society in 1915 to establish a medical library, HAM is the scientific and charitable organization of the physicians who make up the membership of the HCMS.


Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library  (1949)

The largest medical library in the nation’s southwest, the Library serves as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Medical Libraries-South Central Region. This includes health care professionals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.


HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences  (1977) 

Founded in 2004, HCC Coleman College confers associate degrees and certifies in 20 health science fields in a state-of-the-art academic environment. As the only community college in the Texas Medical Center, HCC Coleman provides its students unsurpassed access to world-renowned health science resources, and as a campus of Houston Community College, offers affordable, rewarding futures.


Houston Hospice  (1983)

Houston Hospice provides uncompromising, compassionate, end-of-life care to patients and families in our community. Founded in 1980, Houston Hospice has evolved from an alternative grass roots concept to a leader in hospice care for people of all ages and all walks of life.


Houston Methodist Hospital  (1950)

Methodist has earned worldwide recognition since it opened its doors in 1919. As a private, adult teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University, it offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical, and diagnostic techniques.


Houston's Ronald McDonald House  (1989)

Houston’s Ronald McDonald House joins more than 300 Ronald McDonald houses worldwide in providing families with a comforting place to call home during their most trying times, when their child needs medical care not available at home.


Institute for Spirituality and Health  (1955)

The Institute of Religion was founded at the Texas Medical Center in 1955 with the goal of supporting the religious and spiritual aspects of health and healing within the Texas Medical Center’s member institutions.


John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science (The Health Museum)  (1995)

An interactive health and science center for all ages that promotes the understanding and appreciation of the human body, mind, and spirit, the Health Museum is the most visited health museum of its kind in the country and one of the top public attractions in the Houston area, serving more than 180,000 visitors annually.


LifeGift  (1989)

LifeGift is a not-for-profit, organ procurement organization which recovers organs and tissue for individuals needing transplants in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast, and West Texas.


Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center  (1944)

The largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann has 12 hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation's busiest Level I Trauma Centers and the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School. 


The Menninger Clinic  (2012)

For more than 85 years, the Menninger Clinic has been a leader in providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from severe psychiatric disorders. U.S. News & World Report has ranked this 120-bed psychiatric facility among the best in psychiatry for 21 consecutive years. The treatment environment offers a supportive, less-chaotic alternative to traditional acute hospital units, as well as longer yet flexible stays.


Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions  (1973)

DeBakey HSHP provides a rigorous and comprehensive pre-college program for students pursuing careers in medicine, health care, and/or the life sciences. It offers more than 800 students experiences in health care and research facilities within the Texas Medical Center.


Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Houston  (1985) 

The DeBakey VA serves as the primary health care provider for almost 130,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnostic care, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases.


Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing  (1982)

Established in 1918, the College of Nursing awards both baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, including transition programs for diploma nurses and associate degree nurses.


Rice University  (2003)

Rice University is consistently ranked as one of America’s best academic and research universities. Its small size allows a student-to-faculty ratio of less than 6:1 and encourages personal interaction between students and professors on a campus that fosters the intellectual excitement of a major research university.


Sabin Vaccine Institute  (2012)

Sabin Vaccine Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization made up of scientists, researchers, and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering from vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases. Sabin works with governments, leading public and private organizations, and academic institutions to provide solutions for some of the world’s most pervasive health care challenges.


Shriners Hospitals for Children

     Galveston  (2011)
     Houston  (1952)

A pediatric, orthopaedic hospital belonging to the international 22-hospital Shriners Hospitals for Children system, Shriners-Houston provides comprehensive medical care to children with bone, joint, and muscle conditions such as cerebral palsy, cleft lip, and cleft palate regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Other Shriners Hospitals, including Galveston, offer burn care and burn reconstruction surgery. In addition to excellent patient care, Shriners Hospitals conduct innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.


St. Dominic Village  (2008)

St. Dominic Village is a faith-based retirement community for lay people and priests offering a continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, and full-time nursing care. Residents enjoy a life filled with spirituality, social activities, learning opportunities, and great cuisine.


St. Luke's Health System  (1951)

Founded in 1954 by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, St. Luke's Health System has earned numerous awards and garnered recognition from such organizations as the American Association of Retired People, U.S. News & World Report, and FORTUNE Magazine. As a community teaching hospital and a tertiary referral center, it serves both the greater Houston area and the global community.


Texas A&M University Health Science Center Houston  (1986)

Plans for an Institute of Biosciences and Technology at the Texas Medical Center in Houston
were developed by the leadership at Texas A&M University. The concept was endorsed in 1986 by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and in 1999, IBT became a member of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Its mission is to advance knowledge and technology in bioscience and the health professions through innovative research and education to improve human health and quality of life for Texans, the nation, and the world.


Texas Children's Hospital  (1951)

One of the largest pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Texas Children’s is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education, and research. Texas Children’s is nationally ranked in the top ten among children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.


Texas Heart Institute  (1971)

Texas Heart Institute is dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education, and improved patient care. It is the site of many clinical firsts, including the nation’s first successful human heart transplant.


Texas Medical Center Hospital Laundry Cooperative Association  (1972)

TMC Laundry is distinguished as a pace setting, nationally known institution among hospital laundries. Service began on a cooperative basis in 1974. Annually, approximately 7 million pounds of clean linen are provided to both hospitals and medical clinics.


Texas Medical Center YMCA  (1988)

The YMCA Child Care Center, located in the Texas Medical Center, has been in operation since 1988, providing quality child care in a safe, nurturing, and learning environment while parents perform their professional obligations.


Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences  (2002)

The mission of the Texas Southern University COPHS is to produce quality health care professionals, especially African-Americans and other ethnic minorities, who are competent in health care delivery, including the provision of patient- centered care, and other health care services and programs.


Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences - Houston  (1961)

Texas Woman’s University is a public university that occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU is among nation’s leading providers of nurses and other healthcare professionals. The University’s nursing doctoral program is the largest in the world. The TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center is a state-of-the-art, 10-story, 202,000 square-foot “campus in one building.” It are a “Green Building” with passive sun-shading louvers with e-glazed double-paned gas filled windows; north-south building orientation with very limited exposure to the afternoon sun; open atriums; and high efficiency lighting and air-conditioning systems.


Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO)  (1978)

TECO provides economical and reliable thermal services to institutions in the Texas Medical Center. It offers a combined capacity of over 120,000 tons of chilled water, 890,000 pounds-per-hour of steam, and 48 MW of emergency power generation to the institutions and is the only thermal system in the Texas Medical Center authorized to supply multi-institution services.


TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) Memorial Hermann  (1957)

Continually recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, TIRR Memorial Hermann is a national leader in medical rehabilitation and research. A teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, some of the world's leading physicians in rehabilitation medicine provide care at TIRR Memorial Hermann. The patient care environment blending passionate staff, exemplary care, and a commitment to overall quality of life distinguishes TIRR Memorial Hermann. The facility transforms lives and inspires hope in people whose lives have been significantly altered by an illness or injury.


University of Houston  (2009)

Founded in 1927, UH is the leading public research university in Houston and home to 40 research centers. UH awards more than 7,800 degrees annually, with more than 221,000 alumni. UH College of Pharmacy offers instruction at its TMC and UH main campuses.


University of Houston College of Pharmacy  (1980)

Founded in 1946, the University of Houston College of Pharmacy combines the opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center’s world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, Texas’ premier urban teaching and research university, to offer its students the best possible education.


University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing  (2012)

Founded in 2007, the University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing. Offering innovative and flexible programs, the school equips its graduates to lead other nurses, manage departments and facilities, and teach the next generation of nurses.


The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center - a part of UTHealth (1986)

The UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center delivers a comprehensive program of inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness. The hospital serves more than 8,400 inpatient admissions annually. Patients are treated by a highly qualified, multidisciplinary staff - psychiatric physicians, non-psychiatric physicians, psychiatric residents, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, pharmacists, dietitians and chaplains - that provides patients with individualized care.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)  (1972)

Established in 1972 as Houston’s health university, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is the most comprehensive academic health center in The University of Texas System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region. It is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health and educates more health care professionals than any health-related institution in the State of Texas. It also includes a psychiatric hospital and a growing network of clinics throughout the region.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013-2014, the graduate school maintains an innovative and diverse environment that provides an unprecedented breadth of opportunities for more than 500 graduate students to train with nearly 600 biomedical scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Authorized by the 58th Legislature in 1963, the Graduate School educates future PhD, MD/PhD and MS biomedical research scientists and scientist educators, generates new knowledge in the biomedical sciences that will be translated into improved health and increases the public understanding of science.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Medical School

The mission of the UTHealth Medical School is to provide the highest quality education and training of future physicians for the State of Texas, in harmony with the state’s diverse population, to conduct the highest caliber of research in the biomedical and health sciences and provide exemplary clinical services.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Biomedical Informatics

The UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics is the only free-standing school in the nation dedicated exclusively to graduate programs in health informatics and is the only academic program of its kind in Texas. Its mission is to educate future scientists and professionals in biomedical informatics and health information technology, conduct informatics research to improve health care quality and safety, to advance biomedical discovery, and develop advanced informatics tools to solve problems in health care.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Dentistry

The UTHealth School of Dentistry was the first dental school in Texas and has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate specialists. Today, it offers 10 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two primary care general residency programs, and specialty programs in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. UT Dentists, housed in the school, is a faculty practice delivering superb oral health care with a private practice feel.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Nursing

The UTHealth School of Nursing ranks in the top five percent of graduate nursing programs in the nation and is the highest ranked in Texas, according to the latest survey results by U.S. News and World Report. On average, the school graduates 320 nurses with undergraduate degrees and 170 nurses with graduate degrees each year.  More than 9,500 students have graduated from UTHealth School of Nursing since 1972. The school’s UT Health Services is a primary care practice staffed by faculty nurse practitioners.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Public Health

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, the UTHealth School of Public Health works to improve the state of public health in Texas every day. It is the only school of public health in the nation with regional campuses. The main campus, located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, and its five regional campuses offer students unmatched opportunities for research and employment.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  (1942)

Celebrating more than six decades of Making Cancer History®, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention. The organization’s mission, through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public, is to eliminate cancer.


University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB)  (2010)

Established in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department, UTMB has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with more than 70 major buildings, more than 2,500 students and more than 1,000 faculty. The 84-acre campus includes four schools, three institutes for advanced study, a major medical library, a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care, an affiliated Shriners Burns Hospital, and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a component of the University of Texas System.



Texas Medical Center strives to promote the highest quality health for all people by assisting member institutions achieve individual and collective goals of superior standards of patient and preventive care, research and education, and local, national, and international community well-being.