Houston Methodist Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital opened in 1924. Throughout the years, the hospital's physicians have pioneered various medical procedures, including the world's first multiple-organ transplant in the 1960s. 

Houston-Methodist-Hospital-factsThe flagship hospital of the Houston Methodist system, Houston Methodist Hospital includes approximately 1,850 affiliated physicians and 6,000 employees. It is ranked as the top hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report for 2013-14, including No. 11 and No. 14 rankings for neurology and cardiology, respectively. The hospital is consistently recertified as a Magnet facility for nursing excellence, and it received the 2012 Magnet Prize Honors Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Cerner Corp. for its success in reducing sepsis-related mortality.

Houston Methodist Hospital's affiliated research institute is home to more than 700 clinical trials. The hospital has been the site of a number of medical innovations, including a minimally invasive procedure to repair brain aneurysms and a system for irradiating hard-to-reach tumors. It is in year 20 of a 30-year affiliation agreement with Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City — "a medical and scientific bridge between the North and South."


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