Baylor College of Medicine has teaching affiliations with private and public hospitals in the Texas Medical Center as well as alliances with other hospitals in the Houston community.
The BCM-affiliated hospitals deliver more than 30,000 babies per year. Our neonatal intensive care units annually average more than 4,500 admissions. Of these, about 350 are very low birth weight neonates (<1500 g) and 200 have congenital heart disease.
Texas Medical Center Hospitals
Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital, with 465 beds, is the nation's largest pediatric hospital. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. The critical care facility includes the neonatal intensive care unit: Level 3 (76 beds) and Level 2 (62 beds). Thirty percent of the admissions are inborn at the adjoining St. Luke's Episcopal and Methodist Hospitals. Outborn admissions comprise transfers from local facilities and from regional centers throughout Texas, surrounding states, and Latin America. The state-of-the art NICU provides advanced technological and nursing support systems, such as computerized monitoring for all infants, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, nitric oxide ventilation, organ transplantation, renal dialysis and high frequency oscillatory ventilation for patients.
Texas Children's has a lactation program and mother’s own milk bank. Registered nurses who are certified lactation counselors and peer counselors provide services for breastfeeding mothers and their infants.
Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
The Meyer Center is in the Texas Children's Hospital Clinical Care Center. Follow-up clinics are conducted for graduates of the nurseries at Texas Children's and Ben Taub Hospital.
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and The Methodist Hospital
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and The Methodist Hospital, nationally recognized hospitals with 1352 and 900 beds, respectively, are adjacent to Texas Children's. The two hospitals deliver more than 4,500 infants per year, and St. Luke’s houses one of the high-risk delivery services for the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Infants delivered at St. Luke's who require neonatal services are transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital. In addition, while Methodist houses a Level 2 nursery, infants who require Level 3 care are also transferred to Texas Children's.
Ben Taub Hospital
Ben Taub Hospital, the central clinical care facility of the Harris Health System, is contiguous with Baylor College of Medicine in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. Ben Taub serves as a teaching hospital for all specialties and their subspecialties, including pediatrics and obstetrics. This hospital delivers more than 6,000 infants each year and supports extensive newborn facilities that include a state-of-the art NICU: Level 3 (20 beds), Level 2 (35 beds), and a normal newborn nursery (50 beds).
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Methodist Willowbrook is a full-service facility with labor and delivery rooms, extended care nurseries, and pediatric services.
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, also a full-service facility, is home to the BCM-affiliated San Jacinto Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program.
St. Luke's Community Health Center—Sugarland
St. Luke's Community Health Center—The Woodlands
St. Luke's Community Health Center—The Woodlands provides a full range of services, including labor & delivery, newborn care, and pediatrics.