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Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014

- Houston Methodist proudly serves patients from 90 countries and from every state in the union. However, Houston Methodist’s roots are firmly established in the Greater Houston community and continue to spread. Growth The Houston Methodist footprint is growing with recent groundbreakings for a new hospital in The Woodlands and new patient towers in Sugar Land and the Texas Medical Center. Emergency care centers in Cinco Ranch, Cypress and The Woodlands further community reach, while Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital is undergoing expansions to provide long-term acute care. “Houston Methodist continues to see increased demand from the community for the high-quality care provided in our facilities,” says Marc Boom, MD, President and CEO of Houston Methodist. “Over the next three years, Houston Methodist will invest more than $1 billion into expanding and replacing our facilities throughout the Houston area. We are investing in new facilities for our patients, meeting the needs of our growing community.” Texas Medical Center A new $540 million patient tower in the Texas Medical Center will replace patient beds in Houston Methodist Hospital’s original Main building and add highly advanced heart and neurosurgery operating rooms. Slated for completion in 2017, the inpatient tower next to Houston Methodist Hospital will have capacity for 390 beds, including 102 intensive care beds, expanded operating suites, hybrid suites and a dedicated cardiology floor with interventional catheterization labs. The new tower’s high-tech operating rooms will dramatically expand Houston Methodist’s ability to provide imageguided heart and brain procedures. These procedures allow for minimally invasive treatment of conditions that once required open surgery. The Woodlands The eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system is coming to The Woodlands. The new 193-bed hospital will offer The Woodlands community a full-service, acute care hospital capable of delivering services similar to those available in the Texas Medical Center. Houston Methodist broke ground on the new 470,000-square-foot hospital in October 2014. Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital will be built at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45 and is projected for completion in 2017. Construction includes a 135,000-square-foot medical building, which will open in late 2015. Sugar Land In May 2014, ground was broken on a new six-story patient tower at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The new tower is part of a $131 million expansion effort that will add 104 beds, primarily for intensive care and medical/surgical patients, and will provide space for future growth as needed. Once the new tower joins the Main and Sweetwater Pavilions on campus, the hospital’s total capacity will reach 347 beds. The new tower should be open for patients in the spring of 2016. The patient tower is just one of five major projects included in the hospital’s current expansion plan, which also involves construction of a new 60,000- square-foot facility for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, expansion and relocation of the heart center and a stand-alone emergency care center to serve the residents of Missouri City. The relocation of the Heart Center will free up existing space to renovate and double the size of the hospital’s birthing center to support the growing maternity and newborn needs of the Sugar Land community. houstonmethodist.org/foundation 47


Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014
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