The Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital on Hwy. 290 in Cypress is expanding. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann)
Officials with Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital announced July 28 plans to expand the facility to accommodate population growth in the surrounding area. The facility originally opened in 2017 and has 105 beds and about 600 employees.
The $71.8 million project will bring an additional 40 beds, a second office building, a parking garage and additional surface parking at 27800 Hwy. 290, Cypress. The expansion will span 185,000 square feet and add more than 500 parking spaces to the campus with plans to be completed in 2024, according to a news release.
“The growth within Cypress has been extremely exciting, but it also means we have to make sure we are doing our best to appropriately grow in order to provide the level of care that the community has come to expect,” Senior Vice President and CEO Jerry Ashworth said in a statement. “This expansion will enhance the patient experience, which begins the moment someone visits our campus and enters the hospital to when they leave the campus grounds.”
The news release also stated Memorial Hermann Sports Park-Cypress will open on the campus. This collaboration among Memorial Hermann, Athlete Training and Health, and UT Physician Orthopedics will offer medical care and athletic training for all ages. An outdoor turf field will host community sports leagues, including soccer, football and lacrosse, officials said.
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