Texas has approximately 583 hospitals, with about 81,009 beds (as of 2009). Many hospitals offer a full range of acute-care services, while larger facilities often provide a higher level of care (tertiary) to more severely ill or injured patients. In addition, Texas has a number of specialty providers, including:
- Pediatric (children’s) hospitals;
- Psychiatric (mental health) hospitals;
- Rehabilitation hospitals;
- Long-term acute-care hospitals (for ventilator dependent and others with chronic conditions that require a higher level of care indefinitely); and
- Specialty hospitals (such as those that treat heart, cancer or bone problems).