HOUSTON, Texas — Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the first hospital to open in Texas Medical Center, will soon embark on a $650-million expansion and renovation of its campus. The “Master Plan” project will position the hospital to continue its role in driving the latest technology and procedures to provide for the growing healthcare needs in the Houston region.
Construction on the Memorial Hermann-TMC Master Plan is scheduled to begin this summer. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2018.
Highlighting the project will be the construction of a new, state-of-the-art patient care building, and an additional building that will include parking and infrastructure capabilities to support the new growth. The expansion also will provide the campus with:
An additional 1.34 million square feet
Additional 160 beds (plus 71 replacement beds)
24 new operating rooms
16 additional emergency room bays
750 new parking spaces
In addition, six shelled floors and six shelled operating rooms will be constructed to accommodate future growth with the potential of adding 264 beds.
“We recognize that our community will continue to grow and so will their health needs, so we’re designing the building with a forward-looking perspective to meet those needs,” said Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System.
Founded in 1925, Memorial Hermann-TMC has set new standards of care in Texas and the nation through advances in the practice of medicine. The first building was only 200,000 square feet; today, the system’s flagship hospital spans more than 2.5 million square feet.