Houston has the largest concentration of researchers, physicians and medical professionals in the world. The world-renowned Texas Medical Center’s 50-plus institutions includes esteemed medical facilities and education icons – Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine.
This collective healthcare powerhouse treats more than 5 million patients annually and employs more than 72,600 people. In addition, there are some 85 hospitals in the Houston area with more than 19,300 beds. All these facilities employ more than 100,000 healthcare professionals, almost 7 percent of Houston’s workforce.
With more than 85 hospitals in Houston, how do you choose a good one? Checking out awards and recognitions is one good way to learn more about hospitals and health systems, along with ratings by Hospital Compare, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, U. S. News & World Report and Consumer Reports
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