Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital is nearing completion of two major enhancements to its growing campus.


In the second quarter of 2021, the hospital’s new medical office building – its fourth – will open for patient care. The six-story, 150,000-square-foot building, currently under construction on the west side of campus, will be home to Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Clear Lake as well as the hospital’s physical therapy facilities. It will also house clinical space for physicians across a range of medical specialties, including additional primary care and specialty physicians in the coming years.


In December, the hospital will open its expanded Breast Care Center, which will feature more spacious patient care areas, upgraded amenities and a more comfortable, calming interior.


“These two openings represent significant milestones in our long-term strategic growth plan, which we initiated in 2014 to ensure that we remain focused on meeting the community’s expanding health care needs, ” said Dan Newman, CEO of Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital. “Investing in new facilities such as these gives us the physical space to enhance our existing services and also enables us to add to our medical staff in key areas to continue providing the most advanced patient care possible.”


Newman said the new medical office building will make it possible for Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital to add as many as 40 new physicians, with a focus on specialties such as pain management, rheumatology and neurosurgery.


As part of the construction process, the hospital recently completed a new, more visible entrance off NASA Parkway to improve access and make it easier for patients and visitors to navigate the campus. And in September, the hospital announced that it was opening two new emergency care centers, in Deer Park and League City.


The second phase of the strategic growth plan includes an expansion of the hospital itself. Those plans are currently under development.


“The continued growth of Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital – both on campus and across the Nassau Bay and Clear Lake region – is delivering significant benefits to our community,” said hospital board member Holly Williamson. “By offering improved access to top-quality physicians and specialized services that were previously only available in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital is making it easier and more convenient for local residents to get the care they need, close to home.”


There are economic benefits from the hospital’s growth, as well.


“When expansion is complete, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital will add significantly more jobs, and the economic impact of those jobs will ripple across our community,” said hospital board member John Kennedy. “The hospital’s growth is good news for all of us in Nassau Bay and across the Clear Lake region.”