Facility to include a convenient care center, medical office building and 64-bed hospital
Memorial Hermann Health System, the state’s most recognized system for patient safety and quality awards, broke ground on its new medical campus in Pearland on July 25.
The Memorial Hermann Pearland Medical Complex will include a convenient care center, scheduled to open early next year, that will provide one-stop, highly coordinated access to adult and pediatric primary care, specialty physicians, outpatient imaging and lab services, and a 24-hour Emergency Center.
The centerpiece of the medical campus will be a 64-bed acute care hospital, which will open in 2015. It will feature an intensive care unit, operating rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, medical/surgical units, Lifeflight® helipad, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, and women’s and neonatology services.
Dan Wolterman, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, says the groundbreaking underscores Memorial Hermann Pearland’s commitment to providing residents of Pearland and Brazoria County with convenient access to care that meets their every health need.
“The groundbreaking ceremony represents the beginning of a new and great relationship between the residents of Pearland and Memorial Hermann,” says Wolterman. “We want to be your healthcare provider of choice and earn your trust by providing safe, high quality, and comprehensive care to your family and others in Pearland and surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you first with our convenient care center, and later with a 64-bed, state-of-the-art hospital. We appreciate and welcome the opportunity to provide care to the citizens of this great and growing city and county.”
The new medical complex also will benefit from integration within the larger Memorial Hermann system, where patients can be transported within minutes to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital or Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, if a higher level of care is required.
“Pearland is the third largest city by population in the Gulf Coast area and the second fastest growing city in the state of Texas, and our citizens will now have immediate access to Memorial Hermann's world-class, patient-centered care,” says Tom Reid, mayor of Pearland.
Pearland City Council members, including the Mayor, were in attendance, as well as other city, state, and county officials.
Erin Asprec, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, explains that
Memorial Hermann has a strong partnership with the city of Pearland and looks forward to working together to advance the health of its residents.
“The doctors and nurses who will staff the Pearland Medical Complex are the same professionals who provide high quality care to families in this area,” states Asprec, adding that it will be staffed with the region’s top medical specialists to meet the needs of the community.
About Memorial Hermann Health System
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading-edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 20,000 employees, serves Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals include three in the Texas Medical Center, including a Level I trauma center, a hospital for children, and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as three Heart & Vascular institute locations, and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates the Life Flight® air ambulance service, cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a wellness center, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. To learn more, visit www.memorialhermann.org or call 713.222.CARE.