GUIDE: 8 Bay Area hospitals to seek treatment

1) HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake500 Medical Center Blvd., Webster

281-332-2511

www.hcahoustonhealthcare.com

Trauma level: II

NICU level: III


Total number of employees: 2,045

Number of beds: 532

Telemedicine offerings: none

Latest news: HCA Houston Healthcare opened a new free-standing emergency room, HCA Houston ER 24/7 Pearland, in May, per a media release. The full-service ER is a department of HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, providing a full range of services for adults and children at 2906 Broadway St. in Pearland.

2) Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

18300 Houston Methodist Drive, Nassau Bay

281-523-2000

www.houstonmethodist.org/locations/clear-lake

Trauma level: N/ANICU level: II

Total number of employees: 900

Number of beds: 178

Telemedicine offerings: Primary care doctors and specialists offer telemedicine visits.

Latest news: A new medical office building is opening this year, and the Spine Center launched in November.

3) Houston Physicians Hospital

333 N. Texas Ave., Webster

281-729-6651

www.houstonphysicianshospital.com

Trauma level: N/A

NICU level: N/A

Total number of employees: 400

Number of beds: 20 inpatient beds, adding 18 observation beds with expansion

Telemedicine offerings: none

Latest news: The hospital will complete a 38,400-square-foot expansion by the end of 2021 to meet patient volume demands, per a media release. The

first-floor expansion will include a kitchen, a dining facility, a private staff break area, sterile processing and a staff meeting room, and the second-floor build-out will add four new operating rooms. The third floor will be used for post-acute recovery and rehabilitation.

4) Kindred Hospital Clear Lake

350 Blossom St., Webster

281-316-7800

www.kindredhealthcare.com

Trauma level: N/A

NICU level: N/A

Total number of employees: 276

Number of beds: 110

Telemedicine offerings: none

Latest news: none

5) Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

11800 Astoria Blvd., Houston

281-929-6100

www.memorialhermann.org

Trauma level: III

NICU level: III

Total number of employees: 1,512

Number of beds: 293

Telemedicine offerings: varies by physician

Latest news: none

6) UTMB Health Clear Lake

Campus Hospital

200 Blossom St., Webster

832-632-6500

www.utmbhealth.com

Trauma level: III

NICU level: I

Total number of employees: 621

Number of beds: 185

Telemedicine offerings: none currently in inpatient setting

Latest news: The Clear Lake campus earned its Level III trauma designation in February, according to a media release.

7) UTMB Health League City Campus Hospital

2240 S. Gulf Freeway, League City

409-772-1011

www.utmbhealth.com

Trauma level: N/A

NICU level: N/A

Total number of employees: more than 650

Number of beds: 97 inpatient

Telemedicine offerings: none

Latest news: none

8) St. Luke’s Health - Patients Medical Center

4600 E. Sam Houston Parkway S., Pasadena

713-948-7000

www.stlukeshealth.org

Trauma level: N/A

NICU level: N/A

Total number of employees: 528

Number of beds: 61

Telemedicine offerings: none

Latest news: The center is seeking full Bariatrics Center of Excellence designation after successful completion of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program survey.
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.


<

MOST RECENT

The program, which has provided irrigation recommendations for homeowners in North Texas since 2012, has expanded to other areas of the state including greater Austin and Houston, Lubbock, and San Angelo. (Courtesy of Galveston Bay Foundation)
WaterMyYard app now available in 4 Houston-area counties for customized irrigation tips

WaterMyYard was developed by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension specialists to promote water conservation and provide lawn irrigation recommendations. Using local weather data, the tool determines the amount of supplemental water needed to maintain a healthy lawn.

Over 1,200 people came to an event seeking financial assistance through Harris County on Aug. 3. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Federal eviction moratorium extended as Harris County continues financial relief efforts

Harris County tenants behind on rent have some opportunity for relief after federal officials extended the U.S. eviction moratorium to Oct. 3 and local leaders opened a new direct assistance fund.

Harris County has raised the coronavirus threat level to red. (Screenshot Courtesy Facebook)
Harris County raises coronavirus threat level to red as cases continue to surge

Coronavirus hospitalizations reached over 300 patients per day Aug. 4.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced the date for a second special legislative session. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott announces second special session agenda

The special session will be Aug. 7 with 17 items on the agenda ranging from bail reform to employment.

According to a University of Houston-Clear Lake study, safety, maintenance, a relaxing atmosphere and easy parking are big factors for residents when choosing to enjoy leisure activities at a park. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
UHCL study shows parks, recreational spaces significant to public health

The importance of accessible parks and green spaces for recreational usage has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and HOPE Local 123 leaders
Houston municipal union secures 9% raises over three years and $14.25 minimum wage

Representing 11,000 workers, the municipal union includes employees in the city’s solid waste, public works, libraries and other departments.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its masking guidance, recommending all individuals to wear masks indoors in areas where transmission rates of COVID-19 are high. (Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital)
Texas' chief state epidemiologist urges the community to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise

Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, particularly within unvaccinated populations

Clear Creek ISD is one of 40 schools in Region 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Clear Creek ISD teachers receive regional honors

Two Clear Creek ISD teachers are in the running to be named as top educators in the region.

Tom Lambert, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, delivered a presentation at an August North Houston Association meeting about the plan's progress and future  (Courtesy METRO)
Metropolitan Transit Authority outlines light rail funding developments, COVID-19 ridership effect on METRONext

At a North Houston Association transportation committee meeting, METRO President Tom Lambert provided an update about the METRONext Moving Forward plan.

Chicking Out serves a variety of grilled chicken options. (Courtesy Chicking Out)
Chicking Out restaurant coming to The Woodlands; live-fire steakhouse coming to Inner Loop and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area, including the opening of a professional wrestling figure collector shop.

Q&A: Greg Smith, executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition

Greg Smith is the former superintendent of Clear Creek ISD and became executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition in December 2020. 

Exploration Green is a project to turn a former Clear Lake golf course into a detention pond capable of holding 500 million gallons of stormwater. (Courtesy Clear Lake City Water Authority)
Exploration Green completes new parking lot, continues work on remaining phases

The land is divided into five phases. Work is being done, or will begin soon, on Phases 3B, 4 and 5, per the July update.