The Texas Medical Center (TMC)
The TMC is the largest medical center in the world. It is a non-profit organization founded in Houston, Texas in 1945 with the purpose of being a “community for healing, learning and discovery”. Every day the TMC provides medical services for 160.000 visitors, independently of their race, economic condition, or gender.
Currently, the TMC has 49 cooperating institutions in the area of health, research, and treatment, especially in cancer, heart surgery, organs transplants, and neurosciences. There are 14 hospitals, 3 Schools of Medicine, and 6 schools of Nursery. Among the most important hospitals are the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Texas Children’s Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, the Memorial Hermann Hospital, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.