About Houston and the Texas Medical Center
The Texas Medical Center
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the largest medical center in the world with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research.
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This international city is an exceptional place to live. A dynamic, multicultural city, Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and home to a thriving blend of ethnic populations. An international port and business center, Houston also serves as the touchstone for our national space program.
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Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Baylor College of Medicine is ranked among the top 25 medical schools for research in the country and is the only private medical school in the Southwest. Baylor College of Medicine receives more than $400 million in total research support. The bulk of the research support, $344 million, is funded from federal sources, making BCM among the top U.S. medical schools receiving federal funding.
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Recent Expansions at Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital is currently completing a $1.5 billion expansion. In addition to the recent Feigin Center renovations, the new facilities include the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, a 13-floor facility which was completed in 2010; the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a 15-floor facility completed in 2011; and the development of the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, which is expected to become one of the nation’s largest suburban hospitals which opened in 2011.
TCH received accreditation with commendation by JCAHO in 2005.
Employment and Patient Statistics
The hospital and its Integrated Delivery System employs more 8,500 people, has over 1,500 board-certified physicians on its medical staff, and records more than 21,000 admissions, 78,000 EC visits and 264,000 clinic visits annually.
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Our Buildings in the Texas Medical Center
The hospital consists of a four-building complex: the Abercrombie Building, devoted to a variety of administrative and patient-oriented uses; the West Tower, where the emergency center, critical care, operating rooms, BMT, and Hematology/Oncology units are located; the 17-story Clinical Care Center, which houses all outpatient clinics; and the Children’s Nutrition Research Center, dedicated to nutrition research in the neonate, infant and child—a joint venture between Texas Children’s, Baylor College of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 20-story Feigin Center is dedicated to research, and provides an additional 200,000 square feet of space for state-of-the-art pediatric investigation, with special emphasis on cancer and cell and gene therapy (approximately 30,000 square feet).
Learn more about Texas Children’s Hospital at www.texaschildrens.org.