Houston Methodist Hospital | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital is the flagship facility of the Houston Methodist system, housing 824 operating beds, 73 operating rooms, approximately 1,800 affiliated physicians and 6,000 employees. It is the No. 1 ranked hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15, and Healthgrades named it among America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2015.

The hospital has achieved a number of medical milestones, especially in the cardiology department. Physicians at Houston Methodist Hospital performed the world's first successful surgical treatment of a thoracic aortic aneurysm and the first successful aortocoronary bypass using a vein in the leg.

Houston Methodist Hospital features a handful of specialized institutes and centers advancing patient care techniques. The Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education is a 35,000-square-foot surgical training center and virtual hospital allowing physicians to stay up-to-date on latest technologies and surgical techniques. The Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center is the only institution in Houston to transplant all solid organs. Additionally, the Center for Performing Arts Medicine combines professional-level music, arts and theater with patient care facilities to study the helping properties of music.

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