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Texas Medical Center

Shadow Creek Ranch's location just 8 miles south of the Texas Medical Center makes it a popular residence for commuters to that area.

The Texas Medical Center, already the largest medical center in the world, is experiencing billions of dollars of unprecedented growth with construction projects planned to keep pace with the City of Houston and Harris County's population growth.

Planned projects total more than $3 billion in building a new hospital, clinics, research and other office space by Texas Medical Center institutions along with city, county, state and federal investment for infrastructure, including flood control, new roads and bridges.

Census projections show that over the course of the next two decades, Harris County's population is estimated to expand by another one million people with another one million in surrounding counties. In addition to preventive health care for the general population growth, many of these residents will be part of the aging Baby Boom generation who will most likely need expanding health care services and facilities. The Texas Medical Center is expanding as the epicenter of the largest construction boom in its more than 60-year history.

Texas Medical Center

The largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center is an internationally recognized community of healing, education and groundbreaking research. TMC is the home to many of the nation's best hosptials, physicians, researchers, educational institutions and health care providers.

Facts and Figures

  • 10 million patient encounters per year
  • 180,000+ annual surgeries
  • 750,000 ER visits per year
  • Home to the world's largest childen's hospital and world's largest cancer hospital
  • With 1,345 total acres & 25B in GDP, TMC is the 8th largest business district in the US.
  • TMC offers over 9,200 total patient beds
  • TMC's campus encompases 50 million developed square feet
  • Over 25,000 babies delivered per year 
  • 13,600+ total heart surgeries
  • $3 billion in construction projects underway
  • 106,000+ total employees

Degree and Diploma-Granting Educational Institutions

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions
  • University of Houston System
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M University System
  • Texas Woman's University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Houston Community College System

For more information visit www.tmc.edu