Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital broke ground on Friday, Sept. 27, on a $240 million campus expansion.


With shovels in hand, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital CEO Debbie Sukin, Houston Methodist president and CEO Marc L. Boom, M.D., the hospital executive team and board members commemorated the groundbreaking of a new patient tower on the hospital campus, located at the southeast intersection of Interstate 45 and Highway 242 in The Woodlands. The new tower is part of the hospital’s phase 2 construction plan.


The campus expansion will add 100 beds; expand the emergency center to 45 rooms; increase operating rooms to 25; increase every modality within the diagnostic imaging department; and enlarge the heart center, endoscopy center and childbirth center.


“Since our initial investment of $500 million with the land and hospital, we continue to invest in The Woodlands, so we can meet the demands of the community,” said Sukin. “When people ask me if I expected this response from the community, my answer is always ‘yes.’ As a longtime resident of The Woodlands, I have great respect for the sophistication of the population and the interest in having exceptional care in the community. Couple that with a system that has a big vision to lead medicine in all markets we serve and a clear expectation of delivering unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation. The stars have aligned to bring us to this moment.”


Houston Methodist The Woodland’s phase 2 expansion will take about two years to complete and create approximately 350 jobs.