Health Education and Learning at Houston Methodist
The Woodlands


Health Education and Learning (HEAL) at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is a one-of-a-kind program focused on meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families as they navigate difficult health care challenges. A holistic approach centered on prevention, navigation and rejuvenation, the program will promote healing throughout patients’ challenging health care journeys.


We invite you to join us in support of this innovative model for our city and community.


HEAL offers resources for navigation, education, and expertise with the goal of promoting healing and enhancing overall well-being. By focusing on new approaches to healthier lifestyles and behaviors that span beyond traditional medicine, patients, families and the community will be empowered to thrive.

The HEAL program will provide on-site resources for patients, and their families and caregivers.


Why is the HEAL program important to Houston Methodist patients and families?

When a patient is confronted with a serious or life-altering diagnosis, the illness may pose a threat not only to their life but also to their family dynamics. In addition to physical symptoms, many patients experience feelings of anxiety and sadness.

Regardless of the diagnosis or emotional response, patients and their loved ones are not powerless. The HEAL team is uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive resources to aid on the road to recovery. Patients and their families can participate in programs to help them manage their new circumstances, reduce stress and receive support as they navigate this new stage in their lives. 

What is included in the Cook Family HEAL space?

• A large, open concept living room with a café and comfortable furniture — a place where patients and family members can visit with new friends or sit quietly in a loving environment
• Multiple rooms for support groups and family consultations
• A multipurpose space for wellness classes and community seminars
• A commercial-grade teaching kitchen for cooking lessons
• A resource library with patient education interactive videos, pamphlets, etc.
• A fitting salon for wigs and scarves for cancer patients

Where is the Cook Family HEAL space located?

The Cook Family HEAL space is located on the 65-acre campus of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital in the Medical Office Building 2 on the fifth floor. The 9,000 square-foot space overlooking treetops provides a retreat-like atmosphere where patients can access the unparalleled medical and health expertise of Houston Methodist The Woodlands and the specialized wellness resources of Montgomery County.

How can I support HEAL?

Supporting HEAL through a donation is a meaningful and impactful way to contribute to the health of our community. Your support is truly appreciated, and you can choose to make a one-time gift, set up recurring donations, engage in planned giving, or contribute to the program's endowment fund. We are happy to work with you to tailor your giving experience according to your preferences.

Your entire donation can be specifically allocated to HEAL at Houston Methodist The Woodlands, and may be tax-deductible. Donations exceeding $50,000 can be supported over 5 years.

We encourage you to explore whether your employer offers a matching gift program, potentially doubling the impact of your generous contribution. Thank you for considering and supporting HEAL.

Are there other naming opportunities?

Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication to the Cook Family HEAL space. All gifts are truly appreciated and essential in fulfilling our vision. If you would like to consider a naming opportunity, the following are spaces that could bear your name.

• Teaching kitchen

• Multipurpose community room

• Support rooms

• Living room

• Salon

• Café

We would be happy to share more details with you.

Where will my gift be directed?

The full amount of your gift will be directed to the HEAL program's services at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. There are no administration fees. Major gifts can be paid over a period of up to five years through multiple giving options that include direct support, stock and planned giving.