Essential care and vital resources for the people of Harris County.
All of them.

Critical and trauma care at world-renowned hospitals:
LBJ and Ben Taub.

Open to everyone.

Ready for anything.

No matter what.

For nearly 60 years.

So, even if you don’t know our name,
you’ll know us by the work we do.

We’re at the very heart of healthcare in the healthcare capital of the world. And we’ve got the stories to prove it.

From preventive to life-saving care,
we’re ready for it all—all across Harris County.

  • 1

    Ben Taub - One of only two adult Level I trauma centers in our area

  • 1.7

    Outpatient visits

  • 17

    Health centers

  • 6

    Specialty care centers

Our efforts are paying off as better health provides even more hope for a brighter future.



In healthcare cost savings to our taxpayers annually attributed to our primary care network.



The economic value resulting from higher-than-average community health status.



Every dollar we receive from taxpapers generates $5.89 back into the local economy.



The total state and local taxes generated from Harris Health operations.

From the past, rich in innovation and “firsts,” comes an even healthier tomorrow.

  • 1969

    Ben Taub’s Dr. George Jordan is the first to use the “Jordan Maneuver,” allowing wounds to heal faster with fewer complications.

  • 1979

    Ben Taub is the first hospital to obtain a CT scanner to evaluate head injuries.

  • 1984

    Ben Taub installs advanced systems for anesthetic and respiratory analysis.

  • 1989

    The Thomas Street Health Center is the nation’s first freestanding HIV/AIDS treatment facility.

  • 1996

    LBJ becomes the first hospital in Texas to receive Level III trauma designation.

  • 2018

    LBJ Hospital is among the first to offer robotic da Vinci surgeries that improve safety and reduce recovery time.

  • 2020

    Harris Health offers virtual services to patients.

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  • 1965

    The Harris County Hospital district was created by voter referendum in November 1965.

  • 1972

    Harris Health opens the Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center.

  • 1989

    June 2, LBJ Hospital opens.

  • 1990

    The new Ben Taub Hospital opens and becomes one of only two Level 1 trauma centers in the area.

  • 2001

    NASA astronauts train at LBJ Hospital in preparation for their journey into space. Ben Taub and LBJ Hospitals accept patients from other hospitals during Tropical Storm Allison.

  • 2005

    Harris Health establishes Astrodome Health Center to serve the medical needs of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

  • 2018

    LBJ Hospital creates Community Farm to combat food insecurity.

  • 2020

    Ben Taub and LBJ hospitals receive Magnet® designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

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