Celebrating our centennial in 2007, Memorial Hermann’s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. Memorial Hermann serves the greater Houston community through 11 hospitals and many specialty programs and services, including three premiere Heart & Vascular Institutes, TIRR Memorial Hermann and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Roger Clemens Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, seven comprehensive Cancer Centers, 27 sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, 12 diagnostic laboratories, a substance abuse treatment center and dozens of other specialty and outpatient centers. Memorial Hermann operates one of two level 1 trauma centers in Houston and provides the Life Flight® air ambulance program, as well as the city’s only burn treatment center.
During the past year, our hospitals logged 140,763 inpatient admissions; 641,919 outpatient visits; 377,256 emergency visits; nearly 3,000 Life Flight missions; and 25,411 newborn deliveries – all made possible by the commitment of the system’s 19,500 dedicated employees. Memorial Hermann makes a real difference in the health of the community, annually contributing in excess of $300 million in the form of uncompensated care and community benefit programs, including an award-winning network of public school-based health centers.
Working with our 4,178 medical staff physicians, Memorial Hermann in 2007 achieved numerous awards for clinical excellence. Employees have voted Memorial Hermann a Best Place to Work for the past five years, noting our generous tuition reimbursement program and employee assistance fund, which has given more than $1 million to employees in crisis.