Staying healthy in The Woodlands: Hospitals and health care statistics to know

The Woodlands area has a number of hospitals offering varying specializations and certifications.


Area hospitals


CHI St. Luke’s Health-
Lakeside Hospital
17400 St. Lukes Way, The Woodlands
936-266-9000
www.chistlukeshealth.org/lakeside

  • Trauma level: N/A

  • NICU level: N/A

  • Total number of employees: 80

  • Number of beds: 30

  • Most common treatments: cardiology, interventional cardiology, sports medicine, orthopedics, total joint replacement, spine care, diagnostic imagingThe Woodlands area has a number of hospitals offering varying specializations and certifications.


CHI St. Luke’s Health-
The Woodlands Hospital
17200 St. Lukes Way, The Woodlands
936-266-2000
www.chistlukeshealth.org/thewoodlandshospital

  • Trauma level: N/A

  • NICU level: II

  • Total number of employees: 1,250

  • Number of beds: 242

  • Most common treatments: cardiology, neurosciences and stroke care, orthopedics, bariatrics, wound care, rehabilitation, surgery, women’s health, emergency services


Houston Methodist - The Woodlands Hospital
17201 I-45 S., The Woodlands
713-790-3333
www.houstonmethodist.org/the-woodlands

  • Trauma level: N/A

  • NICU level: III

  • Total number of employees: 840

  • Number of beds: 187

  • Most common treatments: Neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, radiology, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, women’s services, rehabilitation and sports performance.


Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
9250 Pinecroft Drive, The Woodlands
713-897-2300
www.memorialhermann.org/locations/the-woodlands

  • Trauma level: II

  • NICU level: III

  • Total number of employees: 2,454

  • Number of beds: 351

  • Most common treatments: emergency room visits; back, brain and spine; orthopedics; heart; care for women and children; bariatrics; cancer; surgery; imaging


Texas Children’s Hospital
17580 I-45 S., The Woodlands
936-267-5000
www.texaschildrens.org/thewoodlands

  • Trauma level: N/A (seeking pediatric specific trauma designation)

  • NICU level: N/A (offers highly specialized care for neonates and premature infants)

  • Total number of employees: 800+

  • Number of beds: 60

  • Most common treatments: allergy, immunology, rheumatology, audiology, cancer and hematology, cardiology, dermatology, therapy services, diabetes and endocrine, gastroenterology, genetics, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, sports medicine, urology







Top specialties


Emergency medicine and anesthesiology are among the most common doctor specialties aside from primary care in Texas, but other popular specialties differ among Harris and Montgomery counties.

Texas (statewide)

  • Anesthesiology: 4,954

  • Emergency Medicine: 4,737

  • Psychiatry: 2,903


Harris County

  • Anesthesiology: 985

  • Emergency Medicine: 736

  • Psychiatry: 588


Montgomery County

  • Internal Medicine: 103

  • Family practice: 93

  • Pediatrics: 84







Access to care


The total number of doctors holding licenses in Texas has increased over the past 20 years, but the rate of increase for specialists has grown faster than the rate for primary care physicians.

Texas (statewide)

  • Primary care: 27,562

  • Specialists: 49,219


Harris County

  • Primary care: 6,171

  • Specialists: 8,345


Montgomery County

  • Primary care: 330

  • Specialists: 675







Primary doctor-to-patient ratios


The ratio of licensed primary care doctors to residents varies among Harris and Montgomery counties.

Harris County*
1 doctor to 719 residents

Montgomery County* 
1 doctor to 553 residents

Texas (statewide)*
1 doctor to 990 residents


By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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