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Texas Medical Center
Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center, with more than five million patient visits annually and one of the highest densities of clinical facilities and basic science and translational research of any location, is the largest medical district in the world. The center is located in Houston, Texas. It contains 45 medicine-related institutions, 13 hospitals,[1] and two medical schools. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Incorporated June 5, 1837  - Mayor Bill White Area    - City  601. ...


Adjacent to the center is Rice University, Hermann Park, Reliant Park and the Museum District. The center is sometimes referred to as the "Houston Medical Center" due to its location south of Downtown Houston (the central business district) and Midtown Houston. Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University, commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art, is a private, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas near the Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. ... Hermann Park is one of Houstons finest and most-visited public parks. ... Photograph of a sign at the entrance to the Reliant Park Complex, with Six Flags Astroworld in the background Reliant Park (formerly the Astrodomain) is a complex in Houston, Texas named after the energy company Reliant Energy. ... The Houston Museum District is an area of Houston, Texas. ... Downtown Houston Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ... A Central business district (CBD) or downtown is a commercial heart of a city. ... Midtown Houston is just south of downtown Houston, Texas, bordered by the Montrose area and U.S. Highway 59. ...

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History

Founding and early years

The Texas Medical Center was established in 1936 through the generous philanthropy of businessman Monroe Dunaway Anderson. Anderson believed that a medical center that consisted of many different hospitals, academic and research institutions and support organizations should be built in Houston, next to Hermann Hospital. Anderson founded the M.D. Anderson Foundation prior to the charter of the medical center with an endowment of $300,000. The fund's first gift was a check of $1,000 to the Junior League Eye Fund for eyeglasses. Two years after establishing the M.D. Anderson Foundation, Anderson died, leaving $19 million (equivalent to $150 million today) to the organization, the largest charitable fund ever created in Texas. In 1941, the Texas state legislature granted funds to the University of Texas for the purpose of starting a cancer research hospital. The M.D. Anderson Foundation matched the state's gift to the university by supplying funds and land to construct the hospital. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Memorial Hermann Hospital Memorial Hermann Hospital is a hospital located in Houston, Texas inside the Texas Medical Center. ... The Association of Junior Leagues International is an organization of 294 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...


President Roosevelt approved the purchase of 118 acres from the Hermann Estate in 1944 for the construction of a 1,000-bed naval hospital in Houston. The hospital, later renamed the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, opened in 1946 and became a teaching facility for the Baylor College of Medicine. Also in 1946, several projects were approved for inclusion in the Texas Medical Center including: Hermann Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, The Shriners Crippled Children's' Hospital, and the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. The M.D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research of the University of Texas began construction in 1953. Texas Children's Hospital admitted its first patient in 1954. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... The MEDVAMC is a hospital affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Houston, Texas, in the Texas Medical Center. ... Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is ranked among the top Schools of medicine in the United States. ... Memorial Hermann Hospital Memorial Hermann Hospital is a hospital located in Houston, Texas inside the Texas Medical Center. ... The Methodist Hospital is a hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. ... The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library (HAM-TMC Library) is an academic health science library located at 1133 John Freeman Blvd in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. ... M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a cancer research facility in the United States. ... Texas Childrens Hospital is an internationally recognized pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. ...


During the late 50's, the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research opened. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston added the Gimbel Research Wing. Texas Woman's University Nursing Program began instruction.


In 1962, the Texas Heart Institute was chartered and became affiliated with St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital. Ben Taub General Hospital of the Harris County Hospital District opened. Texas Childrens Hospital is an internationally recognized pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. ... Ben Taub General Hospital is a hospital in Houston, Texas. ...


Recent history and developments

In 1993, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center began a $248.6-million expansion project which constructed an inpatient pavilion with 512 beds, two research buildings, an outpatient clinic building, a faculty office building and a patient-family hotel. From 2005 to present, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building, the Ambulatory Clinical Building, the Cancer Prevention Center and a new research building on the South Campus opened. The for profit Proton Therapy Center, the largest facility in the United States where proton therapy is used to treat cancer, opened in July of 2006. [2] // Properties [1][2] In physics, the proton (Greek proton = first) is a subatomic particle with an electric charge of one positive fundamental unit (1. ...


The Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is constructing the six-floor, 165,000-square-foot Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute. Also recently completed is the 30-story Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, which is now the largest medical office building in the Texas Medical Center. At night, it is recognizable by its unique rainbow lantern. [3] The new construction is part of the system's city-wide "Century Project" initiative.


Baylor College of Medicine with affiliated St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital opened The Baylor Clinic on June 29, 2005, a new adult outpatient center. A second structure, to be completed in 2008, will provide an estimated 250,000 square feet of additional space for ambulatory care.


Patient care institutions

 View to the north of Texas Medical Center campus with downtown Houston in the distance. The street running from the top to the bottom of the photo (north-south axis) and through the Texas Medical Center is Fannin St.
View to the north of Texas Medical Center campus with downtown Houston in the distance. The street running from the top to the bottom of the photo (north-south axis) and through the Texas Medical Center is Fannin St.

Image File history File links TMC_4. ... Image File history File links TMC_4. ... Ben Taub General Hospital is a hospital in Houston, Texas. ... The Harris County Hospital District is a governmental entity with taxing authority that owns and operates three hospitals and numerous clinics throughout Harris County, Texas. ... This page has been deleted, and protected to prevent re-creation. ... Memorial Hermann Hospital Memorial Hermann Hospital is a hospital located in Houston, Texas inside the Texas Medical Center. ... The Methodist Hospital is a hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. ... The Shriners Hospitals for Children is a hospital network across North America offering free hospital care for children, supported by the activities of the Shriners. ... Texas Childrens Hospital is an internationally recognized pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. ... M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a cancer research facility in the United States. ... The MEDVAMC is a hospital affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Houston, Texas, in the Texas Medical Center. ...

Educational institutions

Academic and research institutions

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is ranked among the top Schools of medicine in the United States. ... The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library (HAM-TMC Library) is an academic health science library located at 1133 John Freeman Blvd in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. ... Houston Community College System (HCCS) is a community college system that operates community colleges in Houston, Missouri City, and Stafford in Texas, and also serves Bellaire, Southside Place, and West University Place. ... The Methodist Hospital is a hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. ... The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. ... Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), part of the Texas A&M University System, is located in the worlds largest medical center, the Texas Medical Center, in Houston, Texas. ... Prairie View A&M University is a historically black university located in Prairie View, Texas and is a member of the Texas A&M University System. ... Texas Southern University is a historically black university in Houston, Texas, USA. The university was established on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature and it was initially named Texas State University for Negroes. ... Texas Womans University is a university with campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston, Texas. ... The University of Houston System, often called UH System or UHS, is a state system of higher education which oversees and funds four independent, self-governing universities and two multi-institution teaching centers (MITCs, pronounced mit-sees). It also administers a radio station, KUHF, and a television station, KUHT. The... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... Seal of the University of Texas System The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was created by the UT System Board of Regents and supported by the Texas Legislature in 1972. ... M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a cancer research facility in the United States. ...

Secondary schools

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions is a secondary school located at 3100 Shenandoah Street in Houston, Texas, United States with a ZIP code of 77021. ... Michael Ellis DeBakey Michael Ellis DeBakey (born September 7, 1908, Born Michel Dabaghi (according to the American Lebanese Medical Association (ALMA). ...

Support facilities

  • John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons Building
  • City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services
  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Academy of Medicine
  • The Institute of Religion and Health
  • Joseph A. Jachimczyk Forensic Center - Office of the Medical Examiner of Harris County
  • John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science
  • LifeGift Organ Donation Center
  • Ronald McDonald House of Houston
  • YMCA Child Care Center in the Texas Medical Center

Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Parker Anderson-Stanley, four, visits with Olympic gold-medalist Cassie Campbell at Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta in Calgary on Saturday, 2006-01-14. ... YMCAs in the United States and Canada use this logo. ...

Housing

The Texas Medical Center [1] operates the Laurence H. Favrot Tower Apartments; only medical professionals and other staff members of the Texas Medical Center and their dependents may live in the apartments.


Education

Residents of the apartments are zoned to Houston ISD schools: The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. ...

Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, a public magnet school, is located east of the Texas Medical Center. Roberts Elementary School Oran M. Roberts Elementary School is a primary school located in Houston, Texas, United States. ... James D. Ryan Middle School is a secondary school located in Houston, Texas. ... Lamar High School Mirabeau B. Lamar Senior High School is a secondary school located at 3325 Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas, United States, with a zip code of 77098. ... Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions is a secondary school located at 3100 Shenandoah Street in Houston, Texas, United States with a ZIP code of 77021. ...


Infrastructure

The area is served by Metro bus service and the "Red Line" of the METRORail light rail system. Three METRORail stations are located near the center: (TMC Transit Center, Dryden/TMC Station, and Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station). A group of METRO buses parked at the Texas Medical Center Transit Center The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) operates bus, lift bus, and light rail service in Harris County, Texas, which includes Houston. ... METRORail is the light rail service in Houston, Texas, United States that started on January 1, 2004. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... METRORail is the light rail service in Houston, Texas, United States that started on January 1, 2004. ... A group of METRO buses parked at the Texas Medical Center Transfer Station TMC Transit Center is a station on the METRORail Red Line in Houston, Texas. ... Dryden/TMC Station is a station on the METRORail Red Line in Houston, Texas. ... Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station is a station on the METRORail Red Line in Houston, Texas. ...


The Houston Fire Department Station 33 Medical Center is near the Texas Medical Center at 7100 Fannin @ South Braeswood [2]. Houston Fire Department (HFD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


The Texas Medical Center is within the Houston Police Department's South Central Patrol Division [3]. A typical Houston Police Department cruiser The Houston Police Department (often referred to simply as HPD) is the primary law enforcement agency serving the City of Houston, Texas, United States. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Facts and Figures. Texas Medical Center. 2006. Last Retrieved 2007-01-12.
  2. ^ M.D. Anderson opens new proton therapy center, July 16, 2006. Houston Chronicle
  3. ^ http://www.memorialhermannmedicalplaza.com/common/pdf/04BAR004_insert_bldgspec_HR.pdf

– 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

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Texas Medical Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (350 words)
Adjacent to the center is Rice University, Hermann Park, and the Museum District.
The Texas Medical Center includes 13 hospitals, 2 medical schools, and a total of 42 institutions in all.
Houses and apartments within Super Neighborhood number 33 (which covers almost all of the Medical Center) are zoned to the following Houston ISD schools: Roberts Elementary School (in Southgate), Ryan Middle School (in the Third Ward), and Lamar High School (in Upper Kirby).
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