References to "MedEquities," "Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation, together with our consolidated subsidiaries, including MedEquities Realty Operating Partnership, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (our "operating partnership"), of which we are the sole member of the sole general partner.
We are a self-managed and self-administered company that invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investments. Our management team has extensive experience in acquiring, owning, developing, financing, operating, leasing and disposing of many types of healthcare properties, portfolios and operating companies. As of December 31, 2018, our portfolio was comprised of 34 healthcare facilities that contained a total of 2,758 licensed beds. Our properties are located in Texas, California, South Carolina, Nevada, Indiana, Connecticut and Tennessee and include 20 skilled nursing facilities, five behavioral health facilities, three acute care hospitals, two long-term acute care hospitals, two inpatient rehabilitation facilities, one assisted living facility and one medical office building. In addition, as of December 31, 2018, we had six healthcare-related debt investments totaling $52.0 million. As of December 31, 2018, all of our properties other than our medical office building were 100% leased pursuant to triple-net leases with lease expirations ranging from March 2029 to September 2033.
We invest primarily in real estate across the acute, post-acute and behavioral spectrum of care, where our management team has extensive experience and relationships and which we believe differentiates us from other healthcare real estate investors. We believe acute, post-acute and behavioral healthcare facilities have the potential to provide higher risk-adjusted returns compared to other forms of net-leased real estate assets due to the specialized expertise and insight necessary to own, finance and operate these properties, which are factors that tend to limit competition among owners, operators and finance companies. We target healthcare providers or operators that provide higher acuity services, are experienced, growth-minded and that we believe have shown an ability to successfully navigate a changing healthcare landscape. We believe that by investing in facilities that span the acute, post-acute and behavioral spectrum of care, we will be able to adapt to, and capitalize on, changes in the healthcare industry and support, grow and develop long-term relationships with providers that serve the highest number of patients at the highest-yielding end of the healthcare real estate market. We expect to invest primarily in the following types of healthcare properties: acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, short-stay surgical and specialty hospitals (such as those focusing on orthopedic, heart and other dedicated surgeries and specialty procedures), dedicated specialty hospitals (such as inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals and facilities providing psychiatric care), large and prominent physician clinics, diagnostic facilities, outpatient surgery centers, behavioral and mental health facilities, facilities designated as senior housing and assisted living, including memory care, and facilities that support these services, such as medical office buildings.