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View Poll Results: Which US city has the most developed medical facilities??
New York City 22 18.80%
Boston 24 20.51%
Baltimore 10 8.55%
Atlanta 8 6.84%
Rochester 6 5.13%
Los Angeles 11 9.40%
Durham 3 2.56%
Chicago 15 12.82%
Philadelphia 7 5.98%
Miami 1 0.85%
San Francisco 7 5.98%
Houston 51 43.59%
Dallas 8 6.84%
Memphis 2 1.71%
St. Louis 4 3.42%
Cleveland 5 4.27%
New Haven 5 4.27%
Pittsburgh 6 5.13%
Milwaukee 4 3.42%
Other 15 12.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Start 2 new threads

1) City with best medical facilities.

2) City with most medical facilties concentrated in one area.

We'll go from there.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Our hospitals (not just one like the Houston hospital) got in the top 5 in:

Cancer (#2, minimally behind Houston)
Endocrinology (#5)
Geriatric (#3)
Kidney disease (#3)
Neurology & Neurosurgery (#5)
Orthopedics (#1 and #5)
Psychiatry (#3)
Rheumatology (#4)
Urology (#5)
Seriously, I don't care, this thread is meaningless... what does the OP mean by "most developed" exactly??? But I can't help but comment on your repeated insistence that the TMC is ONE hospital even when presented evidence to the contrary. It is not ONE hospital. It is a collection of hospitals, clinics, universities, and other institutions making up one entity called the Texas Medical Center. I don't quite understand why you don't understand this. In black and white, taken from their website...

Texas Medical Center - About the Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center started with a dream to create a medical center, where people from all walks of life could have access to the best health care anywhere - whether they were rich, poor, famous, alone, young, or old.

Sixty years since that dream originated, it has been realized many times over. The 47 institutions of the Texas Medical Center* each exist to serve all of mankind. On any given day, one can find people from every social circumstance and many of the world's nations seeking treatment at the center's renowned institutions.

Many TMC institutions are working to make the Texas Medical Center quality of care convenient to even more people by placing clinics, offices, and other facilities in neighborhoods throughout Houston and the surrounding communities, and even in other parts of Texas and the world.


*Texas Medical Center - Hospitals and Clinics

Texas Medical Center - Academic Institutions

Texas Medical Center - Other TMC Institutions

For better or worse, the posters keep harping on it because it is the world's largest medical center Texas Medical Center - Largest Medical Center Video HD (English) meaning it is a medical community and a research powerhouse, and the single largest employer in the City of Houston. It doesn't look like a bunch of hospitals, it looks like a city's CBD/downtown, and it is still growing! You don't seem to want to give it its props when it comes to these things.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Okay, since it keeps being brought up... Houston does have quality in addition to quantity.

Top American Hospitals - US News Best Hospitals

Hospital rankings by specialty:
Cancer: #1 M.D. Anderson
Ear Nose & Throat: #4 M.D. Anderson
Gastrointestinal: #17 Methodist
Gynecology: #16 M.D. Anderson
Heart: #7 Texas Heart Inst./St. Luke's
Neuro: #12 Methodist
Ophthalmology: #14 Cullen/Methodist
Psychiatry: #6 Menninger, #17 Methodist
Rehabilitation: #4 Memorial Hermann
Urology: #9 M.D. Anderson, #11 Methodist
General pediatrics: #6 Texas Children's
Neonatal: #8 Texas Children's
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^Other cities have better rankings.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Okay, since it keeps being brought up... Houston does have quality in addition to quantity.

Top American Hospitals - US News Best Hospitals

Hospital rankings by specialty:
Cancer: #1 M.D. Anderson
Ear Nose & Throat: #4 M.D. Anderson
Gastrointestinal: #17 Methodist
Gynecology: #16 M.D. Anderson
Heart: #7 Texas Heart Inst./St. Luke's
Neuro: #12 Methodist
Ophthalmology: #14 Cullen/Methodist
Psychiatry: #6 Menninger, #17 Methodist
Rehabilitation: #4 Memorial Hermann
Urology: #9 M.D. Anderson, #11 Methodist
General pediatrics: #6 Texas Children's
Neonatal: #8 Texas Children's
Btw, for people who don't understand. These hspitals are all locate within only a few minutes from eachtother. The TMC does no work as ONE big hospital. Each hospital there specializes in different areas and that is why you won't see Houston's hospitals cracking the top 5 ot 10. Many people have already said NYC has the most developed facilitie, but what makes Houston better is the fact that its best hospitals are all concentrated into one area with light rail running right through it and the bus system. You don't necessairly have to drive to get there.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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So are all the ones in NYC. Just a few minute subway ride from one another.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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So are all the ones in NYC. Just a few minute subway ride from one another.
Ok, NYC wins.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'm not trying to say who's the winner...just trying to open up some of your eyes and tell you how there are other major cities with very good facilities that are close by. If anything, Boston seems to be on par with NY according to the list of best hospitals.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I'm not trying to say who's the winner...just trying to open up some of your eyes and tell you how there are other major cities with very good facilities that are close by. If anything, Boston seems to be on par with NY according to the list of best hospitals.
I don't think anyone is denying that... it's obvious.

It's just that the Texas Medical Center is almost like an entire downtown within itself... although many cities are impressive in the medical aspect, I don't think there is anywhere else that has anything that enormous and organized.

Texas Medical Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Texas Medical Center, with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research of any location, is the largest medical district in the world.[1] Located in Houston, Texas, United States, the center contains 45 medicine-related institutions, including 13 hospitals and two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and other health-related practices. All 45 institutions are not-for-profit. The center is where one of the first and largest air ambulance services was created and where a successful inter-institutional transplant program was developed. According to the Texas Medical Center, more heart surgeries are performed here than anywhere else in the world.[2]
The Texas Medical Center receives over five million annual patient visits, including over ten thousand international patients. In 2006, the center employed over 75,000 people."
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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I'm not trying to say who's the winner...just trying to open up some of your eyes and tell you how there are other major cities with very good facilities that are close by. If anything, Boston seems to be on par with NY according to the list of best hospitals.
Nah, I say NY is on par with Boston.

Cancer:
Dana Farber #4,
Mass General #7

Ear, nose, throat:
Mass Eye and Ear #5

Endocrinology:
Mass General #2,
Brigham &Women's #8

Gastrointestinal:
Mass General #4,
B & W #12,
Beth Israel #17

Gynecology:
Mass General #4,
Beth Israel #7

Heart:
Mass Gen. #4,
Brigham & Women's #5

Kidney:
Brigham & Women's #1,
Mass Gen. #5

Neurology:
Mass Gen. #3

Eye:
Mass Eye & Ear #4

Orthopedics:
Mass Gen. #4

Psychiatry:
Mass Gen #1,
McLean #4

Rehabilitation:
Spaulding Rehabilitation #7

Respiratory Disorders:
Mass Gen #4,
Brigham & Women's #14

Rheumatology:
Mass Gen # 6,
B & W #7,
Boston Medical #20

Children's Hospitals:
Boston Children's Hospital #2

All of these hospitals are within a 2 mile radius except McLean which is about 6 miles from the rest.
This list does not include the teaching hospitals.
Harvard Medical School
Tufts University Medical School
etc.
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