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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 01-24-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Well don't forget Mt.Sinai hospital in downstate NY. That's one of the top ones in the country.
Will not dispute that at all. Let's just say this. New York has the greater collection of hospitals in and around the city. Houston has the greater collection of hospitals sitting in one area.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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To say that Houston has no competition with most major cities is real naive.
Are you serious? This is actually the one poll that Houston can win. We do have the largest medical center in the world. New York City probably beats Houston in just about every category except for this one.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Are you serious? This is actually the one poll that Houston can win. We do have the largest medical center in the world. New York City probably beats Houston in just about every category except for this one.
BUT to say Houston is the clear cut number 1 city is being naive though. UCLA medical district in Los Angeles is no slouch and could go toe to toe with the TMC. Boston historically has been one of the top medical cities in the world. So Houston does indeed have competition.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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BUT to say Houston is the clear cut number 1 city is being naive though. UCLA medical district in Los Angeles is no slouch and could go toe to toe with the TMC. Boston historically has been one of the top medical cities in the world. So Houston does indeed have competition.
I get what your saying but It is the largest in the world. That should give us some sort of advantage. I don't know about the medical centers in other cities so I'll have to take your word on the one's in Los Angeles and Boston. I'm just think that a certain New Yorker needs to realize that New York does not have to automatically win every poll. It's a great city but there are other cities that may be better than they are in certain categories.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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The point i'm saying is that it's just in one spot and spread out. There are cities were there are so many hospitals spread out all over the place, just not one huge hospital in one spot. It may be the largest medical center in the country, but the thread asks about facilitIES, not facilitY.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The point i'm saying is that it's just in one spot and spread out. There are cities were there are so many hospitals spread out all over the place, just not one huge hospital in one spot. It may be the largest medical center in the country, but the thread asks about facilitIES, not facilitY.
Their are more Hospitals around Houston, they aren't all located in TMC. TMC dosen't work together as one big branch of hospital that all stand for the same purpose. Hospitals within the area are ranked some of the top hospitals in the country in some categories. The area is a combination of hospitals,schools, and labs. This is one topic where NYC will have competition.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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Here's just an example. I compared Houston to the town I'm moving to on Long Island (10 miles outside the city border).

Physicians per Cap., US average is 169:
Houston- 269
town on Long island- 591
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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BUT to say Houston is the clear cut number 1 city is being naive though. UCLA medical district in Los Angeles is no slouch and could go toe to toe with the TMC. Boston historically has been one of the top medical cities in the world. So Houston does indeed have competition.
Great hospitals aren't just located in TMC, but around the city as well. UCLA does not rank right along side TMC.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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Houston has MD Andersen for godssake. It competes with another place in NYC as the premier cancer treatment center of the world.

It's also some of the premier transplant surgeons.

It's pretty clearly Houston, but NYC could give it run for its money.
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