Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital is changing its name today to Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital to better reflect its long-standing connection to its community.


“Baytown, the largest city in the region, serves as the center of this fast-growing area, and our hospital is expanding to better meet the needs of our region,” said David Bernard, CEO of Houston Methodist Baytown. "Our new name clearly identifies our location and aligns with our commitment to deliver the best possible care to our community."


Houston Methodist Baytown opened in 1948 as San Jacinto Memorial Hospital. The hospital became part of Houston Methodist in 1983 and has taken pride in providing comprehensive, unsurpassed care to the region. The current hospital expansion includes a new outpatient center, increased number of beds and a new emergency department. “As one of the area’s top employers, our dedicated team of physicians, nurses and staff is proud to care for our growing community,” said Bernard.


Two other Houston Methodist hospitals are changing their names to better align with their communities. Houston Methodist St. John Hospital will change to Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital, and Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital will change to Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital.


A little more than five years ago, The Methodist Hospital System changed its name to Houston Methodist to better align the system with the areas it serves and to differentiate itself from other “Methodist” hospitals around the country.


“We hope these new names will help more patients discover Houston Methodist and everything we have to offer,” said Marc Boom, M.D., CEO and president of Houston Methodist. “We continue to be excited about these hospitals bringing leading medicine to their neighborhoods.”