Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, & Education

Houston Methodist

Houston, TX

Health Education Healthcare Science & Technology

space suit on hospital bed

MITIE is designed to promote synergy between research and hands-on, skills acquisition training in surgical procedures by combining a procedural skills lab, a research core, and a virtual hospital. The research core includes a hybrid surgical suite and three simulated ORs.  One of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, it’s a destination for developing – and using – new technology and procedural techniques. The virtual hospital includes two simulation operating suites in which physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals train on specific clinical scenarios, using full-size human patient simulators.

CO Architects were Collaborating Architect on this project.

Building Facts

  • 35,000 GSF
  • 15 operating stations
  • 1 hybrid operating room
  • 3 simulated operating rooms

Leading Surgical Innovation

MITIE is the most comprehensive, technologically advanced facility of its kind in the world. The Institute enables physicians and scientists to research new ideas and explore new surgical techniques.

Innovation Well-Being Advancing Mission

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