Houston Methodist Global Health Care Network

As a global academic medical center, we partner with you to meet your specific short and long-term needs. We aim to improve global health care through a commitment to safety, quality, service and innovation. The Houston Methodist Global Health Care Network is comprised of a select group of partner organizations worldwide that share these values and are  considered health care leaders in their own countries. We continuously share expertise and best practices across the network. Membership is divided into the following categories, each with its own exclusive benefits:

Clinical Member

As a Clinical Member, organizations receive:
  • Expert advice on developing operational benchmarking data to meet specific goals
  • Governance structure advice and virtual annual board reviews
  • Insights on Houston Methodist’s clinical guideline development process to enhance your organization’s clinical excellence
  • Houston Methodist Global Education & Training updates
  • Access to the Houston Methodist Global Lecture Series
  • Preferred physician access to patient referral specialists and expert second opinion services

Clinical Collaborator

The Clinical Collaborator level is ideally suited for organizations that wish to partner for a single
or multiple service lines. These members receive all the benefits offered to Clinical Members with
the following enhancements:


  • Cobranding for in-scope centers of excellence or service lines in accordance with established criteria
  • Biannual onsite advisory board steering committee meeting
  • Annual clinical guideline review of select service lines
  • Annual site visit and assessment of key service lines with Houston Methodist subject matter experts
  • Access to online continuing medical education resources
  • Access to annual conferences and observerships hosted by Houston Methodist Global Education & Training

Clinical Affiliate

Our closest level of partnership, the Clinical Affiliate level is tailored to organizations interested in a long-term, cobranded relationship with Houston Methodist ranging from greenfield development to ongoing partnerships around quality, patient safety, human capacity development, leadership recruitment and operational efficiency. In addition to all Clinical Collaborator benefits, Clinical Affiliates receive:


  • Quarterly in-person advisory board steering committee meetings
  • Quarterly clinical guideline and peer reviews
  • Quarterly subject matter expert meetings to provide advice and guidance
  • Annual site visits and assessments with key subject matter experts as needed
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