Health Care Facility Online Health Features
Houston is known for having more than
just great places to live and play. It also is known as a world health care
center whose institutions offer services and specialties designed
specifically for seniors.
The city is home to the Texas Medical Center- the largest medical center in the world-and world renowned physicians and leading -edge medical facilities. For instance, it is the site of the nation's top cancer hospital, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, which serves patients from around the world.
Another medical center hospital is The Methodist Hospital, which has been ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation in six specialties by U.S. News & World Report. St. Luke's Episcopal Health System is known nationally and internationally for high-quality heart and cardiovascular care.
And Memorial Hermann Healthcare System's 55+ Preferred Partners program has a wealth of information for Houston seniors, including benefit membership programs, health and wellness classes, seminars, and workshops.
Most of these world-class institutions have clinics or physicians in the communities across the region to more conveniently serve patients. Refer to the Health Care chapter in this publication for more information about medical facilities in the region.
|TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITALS|
|Memorial Hermann Healthcare System|
Since our first hospital opened its doors in downtown Houston in 1907, Memorial Hermann has been changing the face of healthcare across the greater Houston area.
Generations of Houstonians have come to know and rely on Memorial Hermann for our quality, patient-centered care, our attention to continuous innovation and our long-standing commitment to meeting their healthcare needs.
As Houston grew, Memorial Hermann anticipated that growth and expanded to accommodate it. Some 40 years ago, we were the first to open hospitals in suburban neighborhoods across the city.
Over the years, we grew to comprise nine acute-care hospitals, including Memorial Hermann Hospital, our university affiliated flagship in the Texas Medical Center. Today, Memorial Hermann’s Century Project is under way, with state-of-the-art medical facilities under construction throughout the greater Houston area to address present and future healthcare needs.
In addition to our acute-care hospitals for adults and children, Memorial Hermann operates a heart and vascular institute, three long-term acute care hospitals, a retirement community, an assisted living center and two nursing homes, a medically-based Wellness Center, rehabilitation and home health programs, and several convenient, freestanding outpatient imaging centers, with plans for additional locations.
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To reach the Memorial Hermann Corporate Office, call 713-448-5555 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. For all other inquiries, call 713-222-CARE (2273).
|The Methodist Hospital System|
Methodist Hospital System is a nonprofit health care organization based in
Houston, Texas. It has extended the world-renowned clinical and service
excellence of its founding entity, The Methodist Hospital, through a network
of community based hospitals.
Affiliated with the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church , The Methodist Hospital system works closely with local church leaders to bring compassion and spirituality to all of its endeavors and to help meet the health needs of the community it serves.
A legacy of medical milestones has attracted patients from around the world to Methodist for more than 80 years. In 1996, The Methodist Hospital system was established to extend TMH’s health services beyond the Texas Medical Center and into communities throughout Houston. Its international physician referral network -- with information centers in Guatemala City and Mexico City and affiliations with hospitals spanning four continents -- has extended the Methodist reach into the world community as well.
The Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, two of the nation’s leading centers for medical education and research. Methodist is also affiliated with The Menninger Clinic, a national specialty psychiatric and behavioral hospital, ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals."
Methodist is named among the country’s top hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery; heart and heart surgery; urology; ear, nose and throat; psychiatry; kidney disease; ophthalmology; gynecology; and orthopedics in U.S. News and World Report’s 2004 annual guide to "America’s Best Hospitals." In addition, the hospital is consistently ranked as most preferred by National Research Corporation’s annual public opinion survey. Methodist's medical staff includes hundreds of physicians listed in The Best Doctors in America who, along with other health professionals, offer expert preventive services, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care in virtually every medical specialty. The Methodist Hospital system has been recognized by Hospitals and Health Networks as one of health care’s "100 Most Wired" for its use of Internet technologies to connect with patients, physicians and nurses, employees, suppliers and health plans.
|St. Luke's Episcopal Health System and Texas Heart Institute|
St. Luke's Episcopal Health System has a unique commitment to patient care. As a faith-based, non-profit organization, St. Luke's believes that true healing involves the body, mind and spirit. Our approach goes beyond religion, focusing on the healing aspects of spirituality and based on deeply held trust, love, caring, compassion, and respect for well-being and life.
St. Luke's Mission & Values
Pastoral Care at St. Luke's
In the Community
St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities
|Shriners Hospitals for Children - Houston|
The Houston Shriners Hospital is a 40-bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to children at no charge. A new state-of-the-art facility opened in June 1996. The hospital is one of 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout North America. The Houston Hospital, which accepts and treats children with routine and complex orthopaedic problems, is one of just a few pediatric hospitals in the United States performing microvascular orthopaedic procedures, and it has also become known for its work with children with cerebral palsy.
Recognizing that the family plays a vital role in a child's ability to overcome an illness or injury, the Houston Hospital helps the family provide the support the child needs by involving the family in all aspects of the child's care and recovery. The purpose of all Shriners Hospitals is to provide care to orthopaedically disabled and burned children to help them lead fuller, more productive lives. By promoting the importance of the family and helping it become a stronger support system for the child, the Houston Hospital can accomplish its purpose more effectively.
More than 300 different and distinct diseases affect the bones, joints and supporting structures, composed mainly of fibrous tissues such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Many of these diseases are congenital, others are inherited, and a great many are both congenital and inherited. However, very few of these diseases have identifiable causes.
Shriners Hospitals have been involved in clinical children's orthopedic research since the early 1920s, and in the early 1960s, Shriners Hospitals aggressively entered the structured basic research field. Advances in research are shared widely among the 22 Shriners Hospitals and with other hospitals throughout the country. The Houston Hospital conducts clinical and basic research in the following areas:
Clinical research studies in gait analysis
Genetic linkage studies of club foot
Genetic and behavioral studies of spina bifida
Genetic studies of pseudoachondroplasia, a form of dwarfism
Molecular studies of hereditary multiple exostosis, a condition marked by "spurs" or bony outgrowths on bone
Regulatory and structural studies of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), a key component in the growth and formation of cartilage
Referrals to the Houston Hospital
To refer a patient to the Houston Shriners Hospital, referring physicians can contact Chief of Staff Richard J. Haynes, M.D. Application forms can also be obtained by calling any Shrine Temple or Shrine Club, or one of the following numbers:
713-793-3765 (Houston area)
800-853-1240 (if calling from other Texas locations)
800-237-5055 (if calling from outside Texas)
800-361-7256 (if calling from Canada)
Application forms can also be obtained by calling any Shrine Temple or Shrine Club.
For emergency burn admissions to one of the Shriners Hospitals that treat burns, the referring physician should telephone the chief of staff at the Shriners Hospital in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston, or Sacramento and indicate the patient needs emergency care. Emergency care is not available at the orthopedic hospitals. Non-emergency admissions of burn patients for reconstructive or plastic surgery can be arranged in the same manner as orthopedic admissions at the nearest Shriners Hospital for Children.
|Texas Children's Hospital|
Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The largest pediatric hospital in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top four among children’s hospitals by both Child magazine and U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature babies, and cardiogenic and attention-related disorders. Watch a video to learn more about how Texas Children's is changing the face of health care, one child at a time.
Texas Children’s is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and is its primary pediatric training site. Baylor professors also are the service chiefs and staff physicians of Texas Children's more than 40 patient care centers.
The hospital's award-winning medical staff consists of more than 1,580 board-certified, primary-care physicians, pediatric sub specialists, pediatric surgical sub specialists and dentists. In addition, Texas Children's offers a dedicated, highly skilled nursing and support staff of more than 6,000.
Hospital Integrated Delivery System
The structure of the Integrated Delivery System enables Texas Children’s Hospital to reach into Houston’s neighborhoods to offer a full range of pediatric health care services. These neighborhood services offer families convenient access to non-emergency care provided by specialists trained to treat children and adolescents close to home.
Texas Children’s Hospital is not just a component of the Integrated Delivery System, it also is the guiding force of the system. It is the vision, expertise and resources of the hospital that guide the operations and continued development of the entire Integrated Delivery System.
Other components of the Integrated Delivery System include:
· Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates
· Texas Children’s Health Centers
· Texas Children’s Health Plan
· Texas Children’s International
|TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research|
Recognized as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of physicians, TIRR serves as a Model System for interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, patient care and medical education, and a center of research. TIRR is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Our reputation comes from more than 40 years of experience in rehabilitation and research, the high caliber of our physicians and clinicians, the comprehensive programs and services we provide, and our first-rate facilities.
A complete continuum of care for patients needing medical rehabilitation is provided by TIRR. The recovery and rehabilitation process is complex, so providing the therapy and patient skills development necessary to achieve maximum independence is critical. In addition to our inpatient hospital, TIRR offers outpatient therapy through the TIRR Challenge Program, TIRR Outpatient Therapy Services, TIRR’s Outpatient Clinic, and at TIRR Rehabilitation Centers locations throughout the Texas Gulf Coast. With more than 14 locations in Southeast Texas, TIRR is never far away for people who need rehabilitation.
On the research side, TIRR continues to make strides in all aspects of rehabilitation, from improving treatment procedures that substantially reduce the secondary complications often associated with catastrophic injuries, to improving functional outcomes, and preserving health care dollars. TIRR has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education as a Model System for Spinal Cord Injury every renewal period since 1972. The Brain Injury Research Center of TIRR is currently funded by three grants from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research including designation as a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Rehabilitation Interventions Following Traumatic Brain Injury.
TIRR’s reputation does not end with research and rehabilitation services. Educating patients, families, health care professionals, caregivers, and the public about rehabilitation has been a long-standing commitment for TIRR. Extending our knowledge and resources into the community remains a top priority and part of our commitment to making a difference in the lives of those impacted by disabling injury and illness.
|The University of TEXAS M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
Mission, Vision and Core Values - Our
blueprint for excellence, followed by all M. D. Anderson employees.
Facts and History - Find out who M. D. Anderson was, as well as other milestones in our past and present.
Code of Ethics - The guiding principles that protect the treatment and welfare of our patients.
Executive Leadership - Profiles of the Executive Committee.
M. D. Anderson Publications - an online resource to meet the needs of patients, families and health care providers.
New Construction - Get all the facts about M. D. Anderson's construction projects.
Public Education - Request speakers for your community event, tour our facility and learn more about other outreach programs.
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|Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center|
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