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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 now through 2014 to keep pace with the City of Houston and Harris County's population growth.

Planned projects total more than $7 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.

2012 Facts and Figures

  • Member Institutions: 54
  • Patient Visits: 7.2 million
  • Annual International Patient Visits: coming soon
  • Employees: 106,000
  • Physicians: 5,000
  • Nurses: 15,000
  • Researchers: 5,700
  • Life Sciences Students: 49,000
  • Faculty: 17,500
  • Volunteers: 10,000
  • Research: $3.4 billion
  • Patient Beds: 7,000
  • Babies Delivered: 25,000
  • Annual Surgeries: 171,000
  • Total Operating Budget: $15 billion
  • Charity Care: $960 million
  • Total Size/Gross Square Foot (includes all campuses):
    • 45.8 million square feet
    • 1,345 Acres
    • 290 Buildings

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