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Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) – the world’s largest medical center – represents one of Houston’s major economic drivers and core industries with an estimated regional annual economic impact of $25 billion. TMC is also one of Houston’s largest employers with 106,000 employees, including physicians, scientists, researchers and other advanced degree professionals in the life sciences. The internationally-renowned 1,345-acre TMC is the world’s largest medical complex of member institutions, including leading medical, academic and research institutions, all of which are non-profit and dedicated to the highest standards of research, education and patient preventive care. Over 50,000 students, including more than 20,000 international students, are affiliated with TMC, including college and health profession graduate programs. More than 10 million patients visit TMC each year, including approximately 16,000 international patient visits.

Overall, the complex covers over 18 miles of public and private streets and roadways, with 50M SF of existing patient, education and research space. TMC has continued to grow and expand over the past several decades with the majority of growth occurring in the past ten years. The Center is located in the 110-acre University of Texas Research Park, a joint effort between the University of Texas Health Science Center, M.D. Anderson and General Electric Healthcare. TMC spends billions of dollars on research and charity care annually.


 Texas Medical Center Member Institutions

Baylor College of Medicine
CHI St. Luke’s Health
Children’s Memorial Hermann
City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Coleman HCC College for Health Services
DePelchin Children’s Center
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Harris Health System
Health Science Center Texas A&M University
Houston Academy of Medicine
Houston Hospice
Houston Methodist
Institute for Spirituality and Health
MD Anderson Cancer Center -
 World’s largest cancer center
Memorial Hermann
Menninger Clinic
Michael E. Debakey High School for Health Professions
Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Nora’s Home
Prairie View A&M University
Rice University
Ronald McDonald House Houston
Sabin Vaccine Institute
Shriners Hospital for Children
St. Dominic Village
Texas Children’s Hospital - 
World’s largest children’s hospital and #1 in U.S. News & World Reports “Americas Best Hospitals 2017-2018” for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Texas Heart Institute
Texas Medical Center YMCA
Texas Southern University
Texas Women’s University
John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science
The Texas Medical Center Library
Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO)
TIRR Memorial Hermann
University of Houston
University of St. Thomas
UT Health
UTMB Health


The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center in the Texas Medical Center, ranked
#1 in U.S. News & World Reports “America’s
Best Hospitals 2017-2018” for cancer care.


Texas Medical Center Map


Texas Medical Center


Houston MSA Health Care

  • World’s Largest Medical
    Complex (1,345 Acres &
    50M Developed SF)
  • 8th Largest Business District in the U.S.
  • 106,000 Employees
  • 8.0M Patients Annually
  • 9,200 Patient Beds
  • 180,000+ Annual Surgeries
  • 13,600+ Annual Heart Surgeries
  • 128 Hospitals
  • 18,681 Hospital Beds
  • 16,070 Licensed Physicians
  • 299,600 Health Care & Social Assistance jobs
  • 2.3% Annual Employment Growth between December 2016 and December 2017





 2019_Houston_EconomicOutlook_FrontPageThis Texas Medical Center overview is part of the annual 2019 Houston Economic Outlook

Sections covered in the full report include:

Population Growth | Employment Sector | Business Climate | Global Energy Capital | Petrochemical & Plastics Industry | Port Houston | NASA/Johnson Space Center | Mobility Infrastructure | Airport System | Texas Medical Center | Biosciences & Biotechnology 



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