Texas Medical Center

Texas Medical Center (TMC) with 45 member institutions is the largest medical complex in the world.

The complex includes 13 renowned hospitals and two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy and virtually all health-related careers.

TMC has expanded continually since its inception in 1943.

The approximate cost of buildings under active construction is $1 billion.
6 million gross square feet of growth is projected through 2008.
Eight buildings with more than 4.3 million gross square feet are under active construction.
In 2005, more than 5.2 million patient visits were made to the TMC.

Among the renowned institutions that are a part of the TMC are the The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world's leading cancer treatment and research centers; Texas Children's Hospital, an international leader in pediatric medicine; and Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, a leader in heart treatment.
Houston is home to two of the world's most famous heart surgeons, Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. and Denton A. Cooley, M.D. More heart surgeries are performed in the Texas Medical Center than anywhere else in the world.

TMC employs more than 73,000 people. Another 10,000 work in the adjacent professional buildings.

The TMC institutions have a combined operating budget of $5.4 billion (2001).

During the past five years, TMC member institutions received $3.5 billion in grants for research.

More than 22,000 students attend regular classes in the TMC.

TMC covers more than 1,000 acres and has more than 100 permanent buildings.

Hospital Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, 2006

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2 – Cancer
5 – Gynecology
10 – Ear, Nose and Throat
10 – Eurology

More anti-cancer drugs are evaluated at the M.D. Anderson Cancer center than at any other institution in the country. Some 500 clinical trials are currently underway to test drugs and assess new surgical techniques and radiotherapy methods.

The University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital, Galveston
27 – Ear, Nose and Throat
50 – Kidney Disease

Memorial Hermann Hospital
35 – Kidney Disease
42 – Ear, Nose and Throat

The Methodist Hospital
10 – Neurology and Neurosurgery
15 – Opthamology
16 – Ear, Nose and Throat
16 – Urology
17 – Psychiatry
47 – Gynecology

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
34 – Digestive Disorders
41 – Orthopedics
48 – Ear, Nose and Throat

TIRR-The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
5 – Rehabilitation

The Menninger Clinic
6 – Psychiatry

Texas Children's Hospital
5 – Pediatrics

Texas Heart Institute
6 – Heart and Heart Surgery

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