Medical Center, Houston

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  • Country's largest medical center

    by macphile Written Jan 18, 2012

    If you're interested in medicine or just want to marvel at something while you're in town, check out the country's largest medical center, which has been nicknamed Medical City by some. Tens of thousands of people work at certain of its institutions *alone*. It's on the MetroRail so not hard to get to if you have access to the line from where you are, and it's massive--keep walking in any direction and find some of the country's best research hospitals. Seeing it from a distance, one could even mistake it for the city center (assuming you ignore the tall buildings downtown).

    Nearby is Reliant Stadium, of course.

    For good eats, try Trevisio (at the top of a parking garage) if you want to spend some money or Miller's on Fannin for good burgers.

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  • Houston Medical Center

    by houtourist Written Mar 29, 2008

    Houston has one of the largest Medical Centers in the USA. If you are going to visit the Medical Center it can get very confusing as to where things are located and you may want to search by name or profession to use your time more wisely. I suggest visiting houstonmedclinics and preforming some searching prior so you have a good idea of what Houston Doctors have to offer in contrast to many other areas. I found this to be a great and simple resource when visiting the medical center and Houston in general when searching and exploring Houston's vast medical resources. You can't go wrong with visiting the Houston medical center just make sure you know what you want to look for.

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    Texas Medical Center

    by alan505 Written Oct 27, 2005

    The Texas Medical Center is a vast and ever-expanding complex that is host to dozens of hospitals and universities. The Texas Medical Center also known as TMC or The Houston Med Center is located about 3 miles outside of Downtown Houston. Hospitals and institutions located in the Houston Med Center are:

    Baylor College of Medicine
    Ben Taub General Hospital
    Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases
    Hospice at the Texas Medical Center
    Houston Academy of Medicine
    Houston Academy of Medicine Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library
    Houston Community College System, Health Science Programs
    Houston Department of Health and Human Services
    Institute for Religion and Health
    John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science
    LifeGift Organ Donation Center
    Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital
    Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital
    Memorial Hermann Hospital
    The Methodist Hospital
    Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions
    Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Prairie View A&M University, College of Nursing
    Quentin Mease Community Hospital
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Houston
    Texas A&M University Health Science Center
    Texas Children’s Hospital
    Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
    Texas Medical Center Hospital Laundry Cooperative Association
    Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences
    TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research)
    University of Houston College of Pharmacy
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    While many might find hospitals to be places to avoid there are many reasons to visit the Houston Med Center. For starters it is a city unto itself. Metro’s Light Rail system connects this “city” to Downtown Houston and provides a link to Herman Park, The Houston Museum District, The Houston Zoo, and The Reliant Center.

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    Houston Medical Center

    by seagoingJLW Written Apr 8, 2003

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    Houston is famous for it modern Medical Center. People come here from all over the world.

    In existence for more than 50 years, the medical center now has 42 member institutions. All 42 institutions are not for profit. They a;re dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research and education.

    There are 13 renowned hospitals, two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, plus schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy and virtually all health related careers.

    Texas Heart Institute
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    Medical Center

    by el_ruso Written Jul 25, 2005

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    This purpose-built cluster of world class hospitals, such as St. Lukes and Anderson Oncology, is one of the greatest assets of Houston.

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