The Texas Medical Center is virtually a city within a city. The Texas Medical Center is comprised of 600 acres, most of which is located four miles south of Houston’s central business district. Facilities include 14 hospitals with over 6,500 licensed beds, two medical schools, four schools of nursing and additional facilities for medical and health education, research, and support services such as security, parking, child care and utilities. The Texas Medical Center also is a corporate entity providing services to its member institutions. As a group, the Texas Medical Center institutions constitute the largest employer in Houston with over 73,000 employees. All of the facilities where the Pediatric Surgery Residents train are part of the Texas Medical Center.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for our residents. The Hospital is located immediately adjacent to the Medical School and is connected to the UT Medical School building on all floors. The Hospital is a private, nonprofit institution founded under a testamentary trust by Houston philanthropist George H. Hermann. In 1968 the hospital affiliated with UTHSC-H and became its primary teaching facility. It also serves as a teaching hospital for the other members of The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. By expanding its mission to include education, Hermann Hospital offers physicians-in-training a broad variety of experiences while providing a level of patient care that is at the forefront of medical practice today.
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has 240 licensed beds, and treats more than 37,000 children annually, this location ensures patients access to advanced medical equipment and expert care offered by a full-service, university-affiliated hospital. The Galtney Trauma and Emergency Center is the only certified Level I trauma center caring for children 14 years and younger in the southeast Texas area and has more than 1,100 trauma admissions a year. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has both a 120-bed neonatal and 20-bed pediatric intensive care unit and is one of only two hospitals in Houston offering ECMO.
Children's Cancer Hospital at M.D. Anderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has treated thousands of children since it opened its doors in 1944. In 1955, MDACC opened an inpatient unit specifically dedicated for children with cancer. The pediatric program was renamed the Children’s Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2005 and aimed to send the message that children are a priority at MDACC. The Children’s Cancer Hospital is not a separate hospital; rather, it is a hospital within a hospital. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a component of The University of Texas System and is located in the Texas Medical Center within walking distance from Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital. MD Anderson has consistently ranked as the nation’s top cancer hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.
The campus includes an in-patient pavilion with 512 beds, multiple research buildings, an outpatient clinic building, two faculty office buildings and a patient-family hotel. In addition to the research laboratories, the Children’s Hospital also includes three specialized components to meet the needs of young patients. The Children’s Cancer Hospital has a 32-bed capacity within MD Anderson.
The George E. Foreman Pediatric and Adolescent Inpatient Unit is a 26-bed facility for children and adolescents on the 9th floor of the Albert B. and Margaret M. Alkek Hospital. The 6-bed PICU is located on the 7th floor.
The Robin Bush Child and Adolescent Clinic, where young patients go for outpatient visits.
Kim’s Place is a colorful and upbeat recreation area which welcomes adolescent and young adult patients with its comfortable couches, games and play area.
Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital is internationally recognized as a full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. As one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the U.S., the hospital has received widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, premature infants, cardiogenic disorders, diabetes, asthma and neurological disorders in children. Baylor College of Medicine is the primary pediatric training site for their residents. Texas Children’s Hospital staff consists of more than 1,580 board-certified, primary-care physicians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists and dentists. In addition, TCH offers a dedicated, highly skilled nursing and support staff or more than 6,000. Texas Children’s Hospital has been named among the top ten pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to new rankings announced by US News and World Report today in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey and ranks 5th among the best pediatric hospitals in the Southwest. Since opening in 1954, Texas Children’s has cared for more than 1 million children from every corner of the world, and has more than 2.2 million patient encounters per year. TCH is within walking distance from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.