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About Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Founded in 1925, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center was the first hospital to open in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. For nearly a century, the hospital has set new standards of care in Texas and the nation through advances in the practice of medicine.

As the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Memorial Hermann provides exceptional care in heart, neuroscience, orthopedics, women's health, general surgery and organ transplantation.

As one of only two certified Level I trauma centers in the greater Houston area, the hospital provides 24-hour emergency and trauma care to more than 40,000 patients a year. Memorial Hermann Life Flight® air ambulance service operates a fleet of six helicopters, providing emergency rescue and air transport services to a multi-county area.

The 165,000-square-foot Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center offers the latest innovations in cardiology programs and treatment.

The Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, a 30-story medical office building, supports the Institute and other services with additional physician office space, an Ambulatory Care Center and two floors dedicated to retail shops, services and restaurants.

Awards and Recognition


Magnet® Recognition

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has achieved one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can receive – Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet recognition is the highest possible organizational credential granted by the ANCC, the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States, and less than seven percent of hospitals in the country have achieved Magnet status since the program’s inception in 1994. In order to earn Magnet status, hospitals must excel in several areas, including nursing standards and practices, patient care, and innovations in nursing leadership and management.


UHC Quality Leadership Award

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has won the prestigious 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The annual award is given to the nation’s top academic medical centers that have demonstrated excellence in delivering high-quality patient care, as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study. Memorial Hermann-TMC was one of only 12 member hospitals across the country chosen as a 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award winner.


U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report published its annual list of America’s Best Hospitals, recognizing Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center as “high-performing” in certain specialties, including: Gynecology, nephrology, and urology. The rankings are freely available at and appeared in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals in 2015” guidebook.


American Heart Association Mission:Lifeline®

Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals, emergency medical services and communities improve response times so people who suffer from a STEMI receive prompt, appropriate treatment.