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Our History

We’ve been leading from the beginning.

Houston Methodist Hospital first opened its doors in 1919 in the Texas Medical Center. In 1996 we expanded to become the Houston Methodist hospital system extending unparalleled quality of care and innovation throughout the greater Houston area and beyond. We continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our community, always guided by the same simple yet profound mission:

Our mission is to provide high quality, cost effective health care that delivers the best value to the people we server in a spiritual environment of caring in association with internationally recognized teaching and research.

Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, two of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.

A legacy of medical milestones has attracted patients from around the world to Houston Methodist

Our accomplishments include creating an international physician referral network — with information centers in Guatemala City and Mexico City and affiliations with hospitals spanning four continents. This has extended Houston Methodist's reach into the global community.

Acting as partners with more than 25 hospitals throughout Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, Houston Methodist shares the highest quality of care and knowledge with people the world over.


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