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The five largest hospital systems in Houston

Nonprofit and for-profit systems made the list

Houston is well-known as a healthcare city. Its Texas Medical Center is the largest in the world and home to numerous hospital systems, medical schools, and other facilities.

According to 2020 data (the most recent generally available), these are the largest healthcare systems in Houston. As Houston-based medical malpractice attorneys, Painter Law Firm is familiar with all of these systems from handling numerous lawsuits involving them. When choosing a lawyer, experience matters, and we have the knowledge and resources to tackle cases involving even the largest systems in Houston.

Memorial Hermann Health System is the largest healthcare system in Houston

Memorial Hermann is headquartered in Houston, Texas and operates 14 hospitals:

• Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

• Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

• Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

• Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

• Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital

• Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital

• Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

• Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

• Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

• Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

• Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital

• Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital

• TIRR Memorial Hermann

• Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital

In addition, the system is involves in five joint venture facilities:

• Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy

• Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Sugar Land

• Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood

• Memorial Hermann Tomball

• Memorial Hermann First Colony

Between its owned and operated hospitals and joint venture facilities, Memorial Hermann has a total of 4,164 local acute care beds.

HCA Houston Healthcare is the second largest healthcare system in Houston

HCA is a for-profit system headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, with a total of 3,068 acute care beds in the Houston area. Its local facilities include:

• HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake (formerly Clear Lake Regional Medical)

• HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe (formerly Conroe Regional Medical Center)

• HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood (formerly Kingwood Medical Center)

• HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland (formerly Mainland Medical Center)

• HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

• HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress (formerly Cypress Medical Center)

• HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest (formerly Houston Northwest Medical Center)

• HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland

• HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast

• HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball (formerly Tomball Regional Medical Center)

• HCA Houston Healthcare West

• Texas Orthopedic Hospital

• The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

HCA has rapidly expanded its footprint in the Houston area by acquiring formerly independent hospitals.

Houston Methodist is the third largest healthcare system in Houston

Houston Methodist is headquartered in Houston and has a total of 2,393 acute care beds in the area. The Methodist facilities in the Houston metro include:

• Houston Methodist Hospital

• Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

• Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital

• Houston Methodist West Hospital

• Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

• Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

• Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital

• Houston Methodist The Woodlands

CHI St. Luke’s Health is the fourth largest healthcare system in Houston

The St. Luke’s system has its headquarters in Houston and has a total of 1,301 and one acute care beds in the metro area. The St. Luke’s hospitals in the Houston area include:

• Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

• The Woodlands Hospital

• Lakeside Hospital

• The Vintage Hospital

• Patients Medical Center

• Sugar Land Hospital

• Brazosport Regional Health System

• Springwoods Village

Texas Children’s Hospital is the fifth largest healthcare system in Houston

The Texas Children’s system has a total of 973 acute care beds locally. Its local facilities include:

• Texas Children's Hospital (Texas Medical Center)

•  Texas Children's Hospital West Campus (Katy, Texas)

•  Texas Children's Pavilion for Women (Texas Medical Center)

• Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands

Robert Painter is an award-winning medical malpractice attorney at Painter Law Firm PLLC, in Houston, Texas. He is a former hospital administrator who represents patients and family members in medical negligence and wrongful death lawsuits all over Texas. Contact him by calling 281-580-8800 or emailing him right now.


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