HOUSTON, Texas — Memorial Hermann Health System is set to expand its world-class, clinically integrated, patient-centered care to the Cypress, Texas area, unveiling plans to build a major medical campus – the centerpiece being a new 80-bed, state-of-the-art hospital.
The Memorial Hermann Health System board unanimously approved the $168-million project. Construction on Phase I of the Cypress project is scheduled to begin in early 2015. The campus will be built on a 32-acre site located on the northeast side of Highway 290, south of Mason Road and north of Mueschke Road.
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System said the board’s approval of the new campus signals the health system’s commitment to providing residents in the Cypress area with the same high quality and safe patient care it offers throughout the Houston region.
The Cypress campus will be designed and built with a forward-looking focus taking into consideration the area’s current population of more than 355,000 residents, and an expected growth of nearly 100,000 more people over the next decade.
Phase I of the project, scheduled to be completed in early 2016, will include a fully licensed emergency center and medical office building offering convenient, primary care and ambulatory services, with physician offices. Highlighting Phase 2 of the project will be the construction of an 80-bed, acute care hospital, slated for completion in 2017. The hospital will include:
- 8 operating rooms
- A 16-bed ICU
- 1 cardiac catheterization lab (and 1 shelled lab)
The Cypress campus master plan also includes the capacity to grow inpatient beds to 275 to accommodate future growth, as well as the construction of a dedicated Memorial Hermann Life Flight helipad and space for two additional MOBs.