Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital celebrated the groundbreaking of a new facility on March 28 in partnership with UT Physician Orthopedics as well as Athlete Training and Health, which will include a new medical plaza, a sports park and 500 additional parking spaces.

Senior Vice President and CEO Jerry Ashworth, who has led the facility since September 2020, said the new capacity would allow the hospital to offer full orthopedic care in the planned state-of-the-art care facility that will serve the Cypress, Cy-Fair and Waller areas.

“It is truly a special day for our campus. And we're excited to be marking the groundbreaking of Memorial Hermann Cypress' second medical plaza, a parking garage and the system's newest sports park in partnership with Athlete Training and Health,” Ashworth said.

The event is the culmination of months of planning for the nearly $72 million project, which will include a second medical plaza with 40 additional beds, as well as the system's newest sports park facility, benefiting not just orthopedic patients and student-athletes from local athletic programs, but the larger local community as well.

“This groundbreaking falls on the week of the hospital's sixth anniversary. And I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than being here with you,” he said.

The expansion will span 185,000 square feet and will bring an additional 40 beds, a parking garage and additional surface parking, which will add more than 500 parking spaces to the campus.

“This is our second expansion in our short, but storied, six years we have been open. And the amount of support and encouragement and commitment shows our hospital from our system has not been lost on us to our community partners,” Ashworth said.

Ashworth explained that construction on the sports park will begin in early April and is expected to open in summer 2024. It will include a two-story medical facility, a regulation-size turf field, and an athletic training and health center adjacent to the facilities at 27800 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

“Locating this facility on our campus allows us to expand our capabilities to provide training, wellness and educational services all in one place. Together we can bridge the gap between an injury, and getting children and adults back to living an active and healthy lifestyle,” Ashworth said.

Other speakers associated with the project included Heath Rushing, Memorial Hermann Health System’s senior vice president; Greg Cintilli, chief operating officer of Athlete Training and Health; Dr. Kevin Coupe, vice chair of clinical operations for UT Health; and Dr. Andrew Choi, Memorial Hermann Cypress emergency department assistant medical director and chief of staff.

Leslie Martone, president of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, and Cy-Fair ISD Superintendent Mark Henry also spoke, and both cited the ongoing growth of the area as the driving force behind the community and the school districts.