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We’ve been leading from the beginning.
Houston Methodist was founded in 1996 as a way to extend the quality of 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:

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.


1968: One of the world's first heart transplants

1968: First multiorgan donor – one donor saved the lives of four people

1985: Texas' first heart/lung transplant

1987: Nation's first successful single lung transplant

2000: Nation's first implantation of the MicroMed DeBakey-Noon ventricular assist device

2002: First islet cell transplant in Texas

2005: World's first multiorgan transplant in patient with ventricular assist device

2006: World's first patient to undergo chemotherapy while implanted with ventricular assist device
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