The Methodist Hospital (Houston) is an adult, private, non-profit institution where residents will receive the vast majority of their training. It has earned worldwide recognition since it opened its doors in 1919. The elite private hospital located within the Texas Medical Center (the largest such center in the world), it is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic capabilities. The hospital is recognized yearly as one of the Best Hospitals in America by US News with top national ranking in 14 specialties, including orthopaedic surgery. It is among the country's largest non-profit health care providers.
The hospital has 1,352 licensed beds with the full complement of medical and surgical services with 34 separate residencies and multiple fellowships. There are two inpatient units of 48 beds primarily dedicated to orthopaedic cases, all located on one floor. All orthopaedic surgeries are performed in the Methodist OPC---16 state of the art OR’s dedicated solely to orthopaedic surgery and staffed by selected nurses and teams. The outpatient clinic for orthopaedics is located on the entire 26th floor of the Smith Tower, which is connected to The Methodist Hospital. Additionally, the entire 25th floor is dedicated to orthopaedics---offices, library, and conference room; including offices for residents.
Residents rotate on all services at Methodist, including joint reconstruction, sports medicine, hand, foot and ankle, oncology, and spine.
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Founded in 1925, it is the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. It is one of only two certified Level I Trauma Centers in the greater Houston area. The Memorial Hermann Life Flight air ambulance service operates its fleet of helicopters from Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. The hospital has 33,614 admissions and performs 14,937 inpatient and 3,972 outpatient surgeries. The hospital employs 1,350 registered nurses full-time.
Following the January 2011 Tucson shooting by Jared Lee Loughner, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords spent time here as an inpatient undergoing rehabilitation after being released from another hospital, and after being released in June 2011, she maintains therapy on an outpatient basis.
The orthopaedic trauma unit is the busiest in the nation and residents will receive their concentrated orthopaedic trauma experience here.
The Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston) is a non-profit, 40-bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital, research and teaching center located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, USA. It is one of 22 hospitals belonging to the Shriners Hospital for Children Network. In addition to Methodist, faculty work closely with the Baylor College of Medicine, Scott White Hospital and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Orthopaedic residents will get their concentrated pediatric orthopaedic training here.