We’ve been leading from the beginning
Houston Methodist was founded in 1996 as a way to extend the quality care and breakthroughs of Houston Methodist Hospital into our communities and beyond. Our founding entity, Houston Methodist Hospital, first opened its doors in 1919, and as a system, we continue today guided by a simple yet profound mission:
"To provide high quality, cost-effective health care that delivers the best value to the people we serve 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. A brief list of firsts includes: