HOUSTON — The Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is set to undergo a massive $650 million expansion and renovation. The recently announced master plan for the Texas Medical Center facility intends to better accommodate the growing Houston region and bring advanced medical technology to Memorial Hermann.
“The board approving this renovation and expansion recognizes that, as the Houston region’s only full-service health system, we must be prepared to stay ahead of the fast-growing advances in medicine, keep pace with the extraordinary growth of our medical staff and meet the health needs of our community,” said Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, in a statement. “When completed, the Memorial Hermann-TMC Master Plan will enhance our ability to provide the highest-quality and safest health care for our community for many decades to come.”
The expansion will add 1.34 million square feet of space, expand the capacity by 160 beds, replace 71 beds, 24 new operating rooms, 16 additional emergency room bays and add a 333-seat café. Additionally, a new parking structure will create 750 new parking spaces.
“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,” Wolterman said.
In order to plan for future growth, six shelled floors and six shelled operating rooms will be constructed to accommodate future growth with the potential of adding 264 beds.
“Our buildings tell a remarkable story about our history, but it is our employees who truly define our legacy,” said Craig Cordola, CEO of Memorial Hermann-TMC. “With this expansion, we are building towards our future and investing in our people. It gives me great pride to be a part of this seminal moment in our hospital and system’s history.”
Construction is expected to begin this summer and be completed in 2018.