On October 20, 1945, the Texas Medical Center started as a dream to create a medical center, where people from all walks of life could access the best health care anywhere – whether they were rich, poor, famous, nameless, young, or old.

Considered the largest medical center in the world, the member institutions are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research, and education. Either not-for-profit or government, these institutions include 21 renowned hospitals with seven acute care, six pediatric care, and eight specialty care facilities; three public health organizations; two universities; three medical schools; six nursing programs; two pharmacy schools; a dental school; eight academic and research institutions; and 13 support organizations.