If you're in a true medical emergency, just hope you get taken to the ER at Ben Taub Hospital. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Ben Taub has been renowned for years as a remarkable acute care center and one of the best Level I trauma centers in the world. If you've been shot in the gut or pulled from the wreckage of a car accident and you arrive at Ben Taub, you'll be treated in the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center, which cares for more than 100,000 patients a year. The doctors at Ben Taub's ER have been known to pull off medical feats that sometimes seem like miracles, saving the lives of some of the most critically injured people who are brought into the hospital. Ben Taub is the only Level I trauma center in the Harris Health System, so the place gets packed and you can end up waiting a long time if your situation isn't life-threatening, but if you or your loved one is critical, the Ben Taub team, staffed by physician faculty and residents from Baylor College of Medicine, is the best emergency room to find yourself in.