The Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Cypress is officially open as of Feb. 22. The Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Cypress is officially open as of Feb. 22.[/caption]

Updated March 1

Memorial Hermann Health System opened the first phase of its new Cypress campus Feb. 22—a 45,000-square-foot Convenient Care Center—at 27700 Hwy. 290.

The facility provides highly coordinated access to adult and pediatric primary care, an MD Anderson Breast Cancer screening center, specialty physicians, sports medicine and rehabilitation services, lab services, outpatient imaging and a 24-hour emergency center.

“Bringing access to quality healthcare in Houston’s communities is a priority for Memorial Hermann,” President and CEO Dan Wolterman said in a statement. “The opening of our Convenient Care Center is the first step to giving the growing community the ability to receive specialty care close to home.”

The care center is designed to make it easier for people to schedule appointments for routine health needs, officials said. The center is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and offers options such as walk-in access. Appointments can also be scheduled online.

“Our center offers flexibility to complement today’s busy lifestyles in a single location,” Cypress campus CEO Scott Barbe said. “It is the epitome of convenience.”

The care center is housed on the first floor of a six-story medical plaza that includes an additional 125,000 square feet of medical office space. It is a part of a $168 million project, which will be anchored by an 81-bed acute care hospital.

Under construction and slated for completion in April 2017, the hospital will house eight operating rooms, a 16-bed intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, a cardiac catheterization lab and a Memorial Hermann Life Flight helipad. The campus will be able to accommodate future growth, including two additional medical plazas and two additional patient bed towers, which would bring the total bed count to more than 400 beds.

The Cypress area was selected for the new campus due to its projected growth and current needs, Memorial Hermann Regional President Craig Cordola said. The campus was strategically located near three of the fastest growing ZIP codes in the Greater Houston area—77433, 77377, and 77429.

“The work we do is driven by the people,” Cordola said. “With the growth of the district, there are a lot of children and families who call Cypress home who will benefit from this project.”

The Convenient Care Center will create 50 job opportunities, both clinical and administrative, Cordola said. More than 250 job opportunities will become available when the hospital opens next year.

Toni Odumosu, a Cypress resident and family physician who will be employed at the center, said she is grateful to be able to work in her own community.

“I became a family physician because I wanted to work in the community I live in and have an impact on the lives of the people I see out at the grocery store or around the neighborhood,” she said. “Because everything is centrally located, I also have access to all the records I need, which makes it seamless when my patients come back for their next visit.”