HCA grows North Cypress hospital; plans unknown at Cy-Fair facility

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is expanding services in 2020. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare)
HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is expanding services in 2020. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare)

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is expanding services in 2020. (Courtesy HCA Houston Healthcare)

Officials with the HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress, located at Hwy. 290 and Huffmeister Road in Cy-Fair, said they spent 2019 focusing on expanding a number of hospital programs with new technology, including a cardiothoracic program focused on addressing issues with the heart and lungs.

In April, following an evaluation of the area’s health care needs, HCA converted a 181-bed comprehensive hospital, formerly known as the Cypress-Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, to a 27-bed freestanding emergency center. Officials at the time told Community Impact Newspaper the transition included 586 job cuts or reassignments—about 60 of which were relocated to the North Cypress hospital.

HCA acquired the Cypress-Fairbanks hospital in August 2017 and acquired the North Cypress hospital, formerly known as the North Cypress Medical Center, in September 2018. HCA also operates hospitals in the Spring and Tomball areas.

Most inpatient services previously offered at the Cypress-Fairbanks hospital are now available at the North Cypress hospital, officials said. The freestanding emergency center continues to treat breathing issues, broken bones, severe burns, head injuries and seizures, among other issues.

Since the transition, HCA continues to manage the medical center campus where the 181-bed hospital used to operate. Officials did not respond to questions about plans for the now vacant space.

The expansion of the cardiothoracic program at the North Cypress hospital included the addition of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation—a technique that provides cardiac and respiratory support to those whose heart and lungs are unable to provide enough gas exchange or perfusion, Chief Operating Officer Naman Mahajan said in an email.

In the next year, Mahajan said neurosurgery services will also be expanded with biplane interventional labs.

“This will allow patients suffering from a stroke to receive a minimally-invasive procedure in which an interventional radiologist uses specialized equipment to remove a clot from a patient’s artery,” he said.
By Danica Smithwick

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.


David Mauk owns and operates Jones Road Tree Service. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jones Road Tree Service promotes tree health in Cy-Fair

Self-proclaimed outdoorsman David Mauk said his education on trees started at a young age, when his uncle taught him how to identify different types and how to take care of them.

Lalo’s Molcajete includes beef, chicken, shrimp, Mexican sausage, Mexican cactus and cheese served in a molcajete with hot sauce and the diner’s choice of rice and beans. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair eatery Monica's Mexican Restaurant gets help from all members of the family

The restaurant has operated off Hwy. 290 and Village Drive since early 2019.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced several lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
22 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Feb. 21-23

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend.

The city of Jersey Village is bringing a new police chief on board.
New police chief in Jersey Village to officially take over March 1

Chief Kirk Riggs was brought on as interim chief in November.

Houston Premium Outlets is located off Hwy. 290 in Cypress. (Courtesy Houston Premium Outlets)
Houston Premium Outlets announces two new retailers

The two new stores will open this spring and summer.

Stats Sports Bar and Grill offers a variety of American fare ranging from Buffalo wings and burgers to crawfish and flatbreads. (Courtesy Stats Sports Bar and Grill)
Stats Sports Bar and Grill to celebrate 10 years in March

Owned by Tate Powers and Jessica and Michael Statlander, the bar and grill first opened March 16, 2010, and offers a variety of American fare ranging from Buffalo wings and burgers to crawfish and flatbreads.

Texas Kids Childcare is now open on Enchanted Creek Drive, near the FM 529 intersection.
Texas Kids Childcare opens on Enchanted Creek Drive

Other locations can be found on Barker Cypress, Mason and Fry roads.

Cheetos Cheese Pickles from Biggy's (Courtesy Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo)
Cheetos cheese pickles, mac and cheese eggrolls, deep-fried cheesecake: 93 food spots to try during the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

From tried and true to something new, the food options at this year's Rodeo include classic staples and crazy concoctions.

Lone Star College System has $185 million remaining from its 2014 bond referendum. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College System updates 2014 bond project progress

Lone Star College System continues to make improvements to campuses through an $485 million bond that passed in 2014.

Edward Jones is coming soon to Lakeland Village Center in Cypress. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Edward Jones to open new location this spring in Lakeland Village Center

Services include wealth management and financial advice on topics such as retirement and stocks.

The Door Store to move from Spring to Cypress in March

The Door Store will relocate from 14919 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston, to 10706 Grant Road, Cypress, in March.

Cy-Fair ISD pushes to diversify teacher hires

Last year, 66% of teachers in CFISD were white, according to state data. CFISD officials have managed to hire more teachers of color in recent years.

Back to top