THE WOODLANDS, TX – On Wednesday, May 11, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center gave attendees a sneak peek at the all-new, $250 million South Tower expansion project that will open to the public on May 31. For Memorial Hermann, this new tower is an ambitious undertaking that represents one of their biggest projects outside of Texas Medical Center. The new tower brings Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center’s bed count to more than 500 and the total number of campus employees to 3,150.
“We grow for you”
In addition to the inauguration ceremony which took place by The Woodland Chamber of Commerceguests were also treated to a personal tour of several floors of the tower.
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The tour included a visit to a state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory that has some of the most advanced catheterization equipment in the region. Guests were also able to see new patient rooms, expanded work and testing areas in addition to the most modern medical equipment available to patients. The third floor of the tower called the Howard Hughes Community Conference Center consists of beautiful conference rooms that are available for in-house training as well as space reservation for the community. Each conference room is named after a different community of services at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Rooms with names like The Magnolia Room, The Montgomery Room, and The Woodlands Room have been outfitted with the latest media amenities and decorations.
In addition to the increased capacity and state-of-the-art equipment the new South Tower offers, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center also wanted to make the expansion aesthetically inviting for patients and their families. To do this, they designed the installation to showcase the artistry and beauty of The Woodlands with large glass walls for the waiting areas that offered guests panoramic views of The Woodlands as well as beautiful artwork. art and photography provided by local artists. There is also a new Terrace of the National Bank Woodforest which will bring comfort and beauty to the new tower.
We asked Justin Kendrick, CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center on the importance of the new south tower. He said:
“I think the first thing that comes to mind is that this tower really gives us the opportunity to continue to take care of this region in a way that we haven’t been able to. This facility has continued to grow over the past few decades, but has really reached this plateau in fact, that we have been unable to care for so many people who have wished or requested to come to us. So, again, this building gives us that ability to move forward and allows us to go back and renovate and expand other areas of the hospital as well. The project is actually two-thirds of the square footage that is in this new tower and one-third of the project is the renovation and expansion of our current hospital. So what we say every day and live out loud is truly our honor and privilege to be able to care for this community. We try to earn their trust every day. This capacity, this new South Tower allows us to continue working towards this mission, building healthier communities now and for generations to come in ways that we have not been able to do in the past. We are extremely grateful not only for the trust that the community has placed in us, but also for the incredible confidence that our system leadership and board have placed in us to fund this $250 million investment, one of largest investments outside of our medical center. . It’s an incredibly exciting time. We’re just thrilled that what started less than 1,000 days ago has now come to fruition. We are extremely grateful to the entire construction team, contractors, architects and our team who worked through a pandemic, with a project contract on time and within budget, so that we could say yes to all These persons. and patients who need care.