About West Hospital

When you need top-notch care, you want it close to home. As Houston Methodist’s fifth hospital since 1919, Houston Methodist West provides more than 200 beds and some of the most innovative minds in South Texas, addressing virtually every health care need. We’re committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and the surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation. 


The Houston Methodist Difference  

What makes Houston Methodist West stand out? 


  • A commitment to excellence – Houston Methodist West is a well-known leader in multiple service areas, including cancer care, heart and vascular, spine and orthopedics and sports medicine.
  • Advanced technology – We offer some of today’s most innovative treatment options for a variety of diseases and conditions. Here, you’ll find a hybrid operating room, the da Vinci Xi surgical robot and state-of-the-art cardiac cath labs for advanced heart care, as well as the latest 3-D mammography and advanced imaging and diagnostic technology.
  • Enhanced patient experience – We deliver patient-focused, family centered care that treats the whole person. At Houston Methodist West, you’ll experience a spiritual, healing environment with private patient rooms and 24-hour chaplaincy services. Facilities and patient accommodations are all designed for maximum comfort.

See a complete list of programs and services at our hospital.


Awards and Recognitions  

At Houston Methodist West, you can take comfort in knowing that you’re visiting a top-rated hospital recognized for its exceptional programs and services. 

  • Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice.
  • Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence designation from DNV Healthcare that is obtained by achieving certification in at least three orthopedic programs. Our hospital has earned certification for our hip and knee, shoulder and spine programs. 
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award ™ from Healthgrades, awarded to hospitals with superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries as well as spinal fusion procedures. 
  • Exemplary Five Star Award from the Texas Department of State Health Services, awarded to hospitals that demonstrate excellence in timeliness, customer service, certification and training and accuracy in filing birth certificates.
  • ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer Centers, awarded to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care to patients. 
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology, awarded to fully accredited breast imaging centers that offer the latest in diagnostic breast health technology
  • Top 100 Places to Work, recognized by Fortune magazine
  • Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, for pioneering bold initiatives that advance patient care to enable a better quality of life
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Level III NICU Designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.  A Level III NICU designation is the second to highest level of neonatal care and reflects the hospital's ability to provide optimal healing and treatment for critically ill newborns of all gestational ages.
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, a world-leading certification body for hospitals and health systems. To be certified, a hospital must showcase the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establish clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. 


Volunteer Opportunities  

Are you looking to make an impact in your community? Our volunteer program offers many rewarding opportunities to fit individual time commitments, schedules, abilities and interests. Learn more about volunteering at Houston Methodist West.