A comprehensive $250 million facilities master plan is under way at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital to build technologically advanced facilities, renovate existing ones and ensure the hospital continues its mission to provide the most advanced medical care and services to the residents of Baytown and surrounding areas.


The five-story patient tower currently under construction is the largest project initiated so far under the plan. This facility will expand capacity and services to the community and will include new expansive private patient rooms, a new intensive care unit featuring cutting-edge medical technologies as well as an entire floor dedicated to childbirth and obstetrics services.


Recently, the hospital also opened a two-story parking garage that created over 350 free spaces for patients, visitors and staff.


“This new, state-of-the-art facility will further expand Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital’s ability to serve our community and meet the growing demands of Baytown, east Harris, Liberty and Chambers counties,” said CEO David Bernard.


The tower was preceded by completion of the expanded emergency room project. Completed in February 2020 and located on the first floor of the three-story tower facing Garth Road, the ED includes 42 private treatment rooms and numerous technological and infrastructure improvements. The building also includes the 2 North medical/surgical patient unit, as well as a new Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


The hospital’s Outpatient Center, located on W. Baker Road, opened in February 2019 and is home to several departments, including the Ambulatory Surgical Center, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Baytown, the Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at Baytown, the Houston Methodist Primary Care Group and Imaging Services.


The renovated Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Baytown opened in 2019 to enhance cancer care and treatment services offered to the community, including the addition of 12 private and semi-private infusion suites.


In 2018, the hospital opened a new observation unit that provides patient care, including diagnostics, treatment and monitoring following an emergency department visit.


Since opening in 1948, the hospital’s commitment to expansion and growth to serve the community has been at the core of its mission.  “Houston Methodist Baytown always grows with the needs of our community,” Bernard said. “These new facilities allow us to expand our services and continue providing unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation to our community.”


For more information on the full range services offered at Houston Methodist Baytown and to schedule an appointment, visit houstonmethodist.org/baytown or call 281-428-2273.