Business

McKeon celebrates 2017 achievements at ‘State of the Texas Medical Center’


By Christine Hall | December 15, 2017

The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the world, with 59 member institutions, more than 100,000 employees, and close to $2 billion in dedicated research projects.

As William F. McKeon, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, told a crowded room this week, the TMC plans to continue this journey of growth and innovation.

During the “State of the Texas Medical Center” event, organized by the Greater Houston Partnership, McKeon highlighted the TMC’s 2017 achievements and looked ahead to future opportunities for collaboration across many of the institutions.

In February, the TMC was part of the Super Bowl LI host committee, welcoming millions of visitors to a booth at Super Bowl Live in downtown Houston and bringing best-of-the-best medical devices and digital health applications to the TMC Innovation Institute for a First and Future pitch competition.

McKeon also touched on Hurricane Harvey and explained how massive floodgates helped the TMC keep the rising water at bay. Harvey pulled everyone together, McKeon said, and “every single hospital remained in operation throughout” the storm. Even so, the medical center functioned “like an island” for several days, as the best access to the hospitals was by air. McKeon plans to work with all of the hospitals on ways to make the medical center more accessible should there be heavy, sustained rainfall in the future.

McKeon also discussed the TMC’s strategic plan, which includes several collaborative institutes that will leverage the collective power of member institutions in a shared, centrally managed environment. The TMC Innovation Institute recently cut the ribbon on the Center for Device Innovation @ Texas Medical Center, a collaboration between TMC, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

TMC also recently kicked off its new $25 million venture fund, which provides additional capital to health care startups with ties to the medical center.

McKeon also updated the crowd on TMC3, the medical center’s translational research campus that will bring together several member institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas System. This “big stakes game,” as McKeon put it, will have an estimated economic impact of $5.2 billion, once the campus gets underway in the next couple of years.




Social Posts

profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

Do #chemo ports put you at higher risk of infection? Learn the facts from our Dr. Tam Huynh: https://t.co/QwahGUqwCN #endcancer https://t.co/LkQzAX0bko

1 hour ago
profile_image

Memorial Hermann

@memorialhermann

A new study suggests that women who put in long hours at work may be at risk for diabetes. Read more: https://t.co/A6Watgoe2J.

2 hours ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

Citizen science is on the rise, but how does this impact issues like credit, control, and safety? https://t.co/HERKIegZV4 #research

2 hours ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

Congratulations, Dr. Jordan, on this well-deserved recognition. Thanks for all you do to #endcancer. https://t.co/Fx7B6YGmlP

3 hours ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

RT @ricealumni: #thingsyou_see @RiceUniversity #GoOwls #riceu #campuslife #campustoday https://t.co/Bs7yOkpAdC

4 hours ago
profile_image

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VeteransAffairs

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Edward James Kaspar. Edward served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.Edward served as an Air Force carpenter for four years. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Edward was responsible for guarding a United States Missile Silo.Following his service, Edward contributed to the black box program for United States Intelligence. He now resides in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.Thank you for your service, Edward!

4 hours ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is @USAirForce Veteran Edward James Kaspar. https://t.co/KPvMzWk7Cu…ard-james-kaspar/

4 hours ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

RT @abc13houston: Don't be sidelined by an athletic injury! The experts from @UTHealth will discuss the most common sports injuries and how…

4 hours ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

How can you stay healthy as an athlete? Whether you're a professional or a weekend warrior, UTHealth experts will answer your questions about sports injuries this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CST during a LIVE video chat on the @abc13houston website: https://t.co/N5UU1Jx4pq

4 hours ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

What Will Healthcare Delivery Look Like in 2020? https://t.co/3eHxPh3oDK

4 hours ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

RT @GlasscockSchool: The Glasscock School's fall catalog has arrived! Explore a rich selection of courses spanning arts, humanities, scienc…

5 hours ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

Tiny, radioactive glass beads offer new option for patients with metastatic #colorectalcancer: https://t.co/Vj8tafyBAB #endcancer https://t.co/3SRCV5YCV5

5 hours ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

Beyond the Game: Taekwondo helps Army Veteran cope with PTSD https://t.co/B86j6JJq2s via @KATVNews

5 hours ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

#RiceUniversity undergrad Constantine Tzouanas develops his leadership skills by making real contributions in areas that matter to him: https://t.co/mV0VVVzkRU https://t.co/i9vbZTMZ6u

6 hours ago
profile_image

TexasHeartInstitute

@Texas_Heart

RT @MyFitnessPal: We get it: life is busy. But there ARE ways to make your health a priority. https://t.co/e3S1wUBCAL

6 hours ago