Moments in History

35 years ago women’s healthcare meant focusing on end of life issues such as stroke, cancer and orthopedic issues. We started the Woman’s Hospital of Texas to focus on healthcare for women throughout their lives.”

Dr. Eberhard Lotze
Chief Medical Officer
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas


Obstetrician/gynecologist physicians Warren Jacobs, Stanley Rogers and Jack Moore founded Obstetrics Gynecologist Associates in 1962. This small group of physicians was determined to offer the best in comfort and convenience for the birthing process, conceptualizing and building the Woman's Hospital of Texas. The Woman’s Hospital is the first local institution to invite family members to take an active role in the birthing process, plus provide the first open nursery.

Back then we wanted to bring women’s healthcare to the forefront of medicine. As practicing obstetricians, gynecologists and surgeons, we didn’t want to have women’s services taking a back seat to other, more profitable, services such as cardiology, neurology and orthopedics. By building The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in 1976 we were able to make huge strides in laser technology, in vitro fertilization and reproductive endocrinology, endoscopic and laproscopic surgical technology, early detection of breast cancer, fetal monitoring, maternal fetal medicine, neonatology, and the list continues.

Today we are making it possible for women to enjoy good health throughout their lives. Treatments continue to evolve for pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, uterine prolapse, and aging tissues.  We know more about hormone therapy and alternatives to alleviate symptoms of menopause. Excellence in imaging technology helps us diagnose health issues while they are manageable.

Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides level II and level III care for our tiniest patients. Babies who weigh less than one pound now have a better chance of growing into happy, healthy children and adults because of the innovations in healthcare for women and infants. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas’s NICU has the best outcomes in Houston for babies weighing less than 1500 grams. We have been expanding our women’s services since the beginning. While other hospitals limited the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, we moved forward to fill the healthcare needs of women and infants  and we continue to pioneer that care today.

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