Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and seven community hospitals with a history of health care innovation, Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. We have consistently been recognized by several national organizations as one of the nation's best places to work, including being ranked as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” by Forbes (2017). Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 2,165 operating beds, over 21,195 employees and more than 5,500 physicians, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.