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 McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), 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.

Affiliation with UTHealth

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is the primary, private teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Together we are focused on advancing medicine through teaching, research and exceptional patient care.

This relationship gives patients access to more than 700 academically-affiliated physicians representing more than 80 specialties. Leaders in their field, these physicians offer patients the latest treatment available for a wide range of diseases and conditions.

Awards & Recognition

  • US News Rankings

    A National Leader Among Rehabilitation Hospitals

    Recognized as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country, TIRR Memorial Hermann serves as a Model System for interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, patient care, education and a center of research. For 29 consecutive years, TIRR has appeared on the list of America's best rehabilitation hospitals published by U.S.News & World Report magazine - every year of the survey's existence. Located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, we have earned our reputation through more than 50 years of experience in rehabilitation and research, the high caliber of our staff physicians and clinicians, and the quality of our comprehensive programs and services.

    Recognized as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country, TIRR Memorial Hermann serves as a Model System for interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, patient care, education and a center of research. For 29 consecutive years, TIRR has appeared on the list of America's best rehabilitation hospitals published by U.S.News & World Report magazine - every year of the survey's existence. Located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, we have earned our reputation through more than 50 years of experience in rehabilitation and research, the high caliber of our staff physicians and clinicians, and the quality of our comprehensive programs and services.

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    2020 TMC - US News World Report

    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: cardiology & heart surgery, orthopedics, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The rankings are freely available at USNews.com and appeared in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals in 2020” guidebook.

    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: cardiology & heart surgery, orthopedics, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The rankings are freely available at USNews.com and appeared in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals in 2020” guidebook.

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

    Beginning in 1990, U.S. News & World Report has ranked our nation's leading hospitals annually. And in every one of those years, TIRR Memorial Hermann has been named among the very best rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. TIRR Memorial Hermann ranks best in Texas and No. 3 in the nation for rehabilitation.

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center was also listed in the U.S. News rankings in the specialty areas of Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital was nationally ranked in Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, as well as Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery.

    Beginning in 1990, U.S. News & World Report has ranked our nation's leading hospitals annually. And in every one of those years, TIRR Memorial Hermann has been named among the very best rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. TIRR Memorial Hermann ranks best in Texas and No. 3 in the nation for rehabilitation.

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center was also listed in the U.S. News rankings in the specialty areas of Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital was nationally ranked in Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, as well as Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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    Magnet Nursing Recognition for Five Memorial Hermann Campuses

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has granted Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing to five campuses: Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Only 6.2% of U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved this honor.

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has granted Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing to five campuses: Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Only 6.2% of U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved this honor.

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    Memorial Hermann Earns National Recognition for Quality and Safety

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center earned national recognition as top performers for superior quality and safety by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.

    Memorial Hermann-TMC received the 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Academic Medical Centers, and ranked ninth of 99 participating academic medical centers.

    Memorial Hermann Memorial City received the 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Complex Teaching Medical Centers, ranking seventh among 100 participating teaching medical centers.

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center earned national recognition as top performers for superior quality and safety by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.

    Memorial Hermann-TMC received the 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Academic Medical Centers, and ranked ninth of 99 participating academic medical centers.

    Memorial Hermann Memorial City received the 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Complex Teaching Medical Centers, ranking seventh among 100 participating teaching medical centers.

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    Recognition for High Quality Stroke Care

    Eight Memorial Hermann hospitals received elite recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) for their commitment to provide high-quality stroke care. Each of the hospitals received an AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines® award recognizing their dedication to providing the most appropriate treatment for stroke patients according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

    Four of the Memorial Hermann hospitals recognized by AHA/ASA received the highest honor bestowed by the organizations, the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award, which recognizes their adherence to all seven of the stroke achievement measures established by the AHA/ASA for two or more consecutive years. These quality measures are designed to help expedite recovery and lessen the risk for death and disability for stroke patients. The hospitals recognized with this award include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

    In addition, AHA/ASA recognized four other hospitals for high quality stroke performance, including Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, which both received the Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, which received the Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll; and Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital, which received the Silver Plus.

    Eight Memorial Hermann hospitals received elite recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) for their commitment to provide high-quality stroke care. Each of the hospitals received an AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines® award recognizing their dedication to providing the most appropriate treatment for stroke patients according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

    Four of the Memorial Hermann hospitals recognized by AHA/ASA received the highest honor bestowed by the organizations, the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award, which recognizes their adherence to all seven of the stroke achievement measures established by the AHA/ASA for two or more consecutive years. These quality measures are designed to help expedite recovery and lessen the risk for death and disability for stroke patients. The hospitals recognized with this award include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

    In addition, AHA/ASA recognized four other hospitals for high quality stroke performance, including Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, which both received the Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, which received the Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll; and Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital, which received the Silver Plus.

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    American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award

    The American Heart Association has awarded its Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. The Receiving Awards are given to hospitals 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 has awarded its Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. The Receiving Awards are given to hospitals for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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    UHC Quality Leadership Award

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, is one of only 13 academic medical centers in the country to receive the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award by the University Health System Consortium (UHC). The award is given to member institutions that demonstrate superior performance as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study. This is the hospital’s second time to receive this prestigious award.

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, is one of only 13 academic medical centers in the country to receive the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award by the University Health System Consortium (UHC). The award is given to member institutions that demonstrate superior performance as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study. This is the hospital’s second time to receive this prestigious award.

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    The Highest Quality Rating for Congenital Heart Surgery

    The Heart Institute at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has earned the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) highest rating for quality related to patient care and congenital heart surgery outcomes. Only 12 pediatric heart programs in the United States and Canada earned the distinguished STS three-star rating for congenital heart surgery, following analysis of data collected from 119 participating programs from January 2014 to December 2017. The STS star rating system is one of the most highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, comparing the nationally benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs in the U.S. and Canada.

    The Heart Institute at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has earned the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) highest rating for quality related to patient care and congenital heart surgery outcomes. Only 12 pediatric heart programs in the United States and Canada earned the distinguished STS three-star rating for congenital heart surgery, following analysis of data collected from 119 participating programs from January 2014 to December 2017. The STS star rating system is one of the most highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, comparing the nationally benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs in the U.S. and Canada.

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    Magnet Nursing Recognition Awarded to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

    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.

    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.

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    Three-Year Approval with Commendation to Cancer Programs

    The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer granted three-year approval with commendation to the Community Hospital Cancer Programs at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights and Memorial Hermann Southeast. This distinction is held by seven Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers, including the above facilities plus Memorial Hermann Northeast, Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann-TMC and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. It is achieved by only 25 percent of cancer centers nationwide.

    The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer granted three-year approval with commendation to the Community Hospital Cancer Programs at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights and Memorial Hermann Southeast. This distinction is held by seven Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers, including the above facilities plus Memorial Hermann Northeast, Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann-TMC and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. It is achieved by only 25 percent of cancer centers nationwide.

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  • Read about Primary Stroke Center

    Primary Stroke Center

    Memorial Hermann -Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers.

    Memorial Hermann -Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers.

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    Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

    Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the Association of Respiratory Care was awarded to TIRR Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann-TMC.

    Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the Association of Respiratory Care was awarded to TIRR Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann-TMC.