Who We Are - Mischer Gives Back - MHHS
As part of their commitment to the community and their support of healthcare and research, in 2005, the Mischer Family invested in the neuroscience program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. The result was the Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI), a comprehensive neurological and neurosurgical program that brings together a team of world-class clinicians, researchers and educators whose insights and research findings are transforming the field of neuroscience. The Institute is built on a foundation of long-term collaboration between Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and patients come to MNI from around the world for treatment of rare and common diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
Part of the 11-hospital Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute is the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience program in Texas. They currently perform more neurosurgical procedures than any other hospital system in Houston and are nationally recognized for leading-edge medicine. MNI is consistently ranked among quality benchmarking organizations as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety. The Institute was the first center in Texas and one of only a few institutions in the country to fully integrate neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurorehabilitation through comprehensive, specialized treatment centers and close collaboration between all involved disciplines.
More than 2,000 procedures are performed in MNI’s surgical neuroscience suites annually. Among them are innovative techniques that were once unimaginable: implantations of vagal nerve stimulators that allow patients with epilepsy to lead productive lives, resections of arteriovenous malformations that prevent life-threatening brain hemorrhage, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery that makes treatment of brain tumors safe, quick, effective and painless.
The Mischer Neuroscience Institute continually pushes the envelope in neurological and neurosurgical care to best treat their patients. Expert physicians at MNI are leaders in stroke treatment and prevention, neurological research and innovation, and neurosurgery, performing successful surgeries that many hospitals wouldn’t attempt, and leading the way in all areas of neuroscience.