About Us

Houston Methodist Hospital, the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist, is located in the Texas Medical Center. For more than 90 years, Houston Methodist Hospital has served the Houston community and the world with the highest quality patient care in a spiritual environment. Affiliated with the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Houston Methodist continues its longstanding commitment to improving the community’s health and well-being.

From its humble beginnings as a 30-bed hospital, Houston Methodist has evolved into one of the nation’s largest private nonprofit hospitals, an academic teaching hospital and a center for cutting-edge medical research. The hospital has 824 operating beds and more than 6,100 employees as well as nearly 400,000 emergency room and outpatient visits, and admissions each year.

Houston Methodist’s reputation for excellence in patient care and its commitment to improving patient outcomes represent a significant motivation in the development of six multidisciplinary centers of excellence.

Houston Methodist’s primary academic affiliates are top-ranked Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Houston Methodist also has affiliations with the University of Houston, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and others. Houston Methodist currently sponsors 239 medical residents in 39 programs. Houston Methodist Hospital is unfailingly re-certified to Magnet status for exceptional nursing.

U.S. News & World Report recently named Houston Methodist Hospital one of only 20 hospitals in the nation on its prestigious Honor Roll, and the No. 1 hospital in Texas and the Gulf Coast. For 10 years in a row, we’ve had more national rankings than any other hospital in Texas.

Awards and Recognition 

Houston Methodist Hospital receives UHC quality award
Houston Methodist Hospital received a national award today for ranking No. 8 among high-performing hospitals by UHC, an alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Read more about this recognition.

Houston Methodist Hospital Medical-Surgical Unit Honored with PRISM Award
A medical-surgical unit at Houston Methodist Hospital has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award™, a new honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units across the country. Read more about this award.

Houston Methodist Receives 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award from University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)
Houston Methodist Hospital has received the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award from University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), a national organization comprising most of the nation's leading academic medical centers. This award is presented to UHC member academic centers that have demonstrated superior performance in providing their patients the safest, highest quality, patient-centered care. The Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care — mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness, and efficiency — are used in the assessment.

Houston Methodist Hospital Ranked No. 1 in Texas
Out of 4,667 hospitals, Houston Methodist Hospital ranks No. 19 in the nation and No. 1 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. And for 10 years in a row, we’ve had more national rankings than any other hospital in Texas. Read more about this recognition. 

Healthgrades names Houston Methodist Hospital Among Nation's "Best Hospitals"
Healthgrades has recognized Houston Methodist Hospital on its ninth annual list of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals,” honoring hospitals based on their performance in several different areas. Healthgrades gathers data about doctors, hospitals and health care providers and makes this information available to patients. See details about our score.

Houston Methodist Hospital Receives ABNS Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy
The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) has selected Houston Methodist Hospital to receive the ABNS Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy, created to recognize units and organizations that promote specialty nursing certification. Read more about this award.