GALLERY: Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrates 100-year anniversary of hospital system, hosts Centennial Wall

Wayne Voss, Houston Methodist West Hospital CEO, speaks at the Katy-area hospital's ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the hospital system.

Wayne Voss, Houston Methodist West Hospital CEO, speaks at the Katy-area hospital's ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the hospital system.

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Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrated the Houston Methodist Hospital system’s 100th anniversary July 26.

The Katy-area hospital, located at 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, held a short ceremony that included remarks from Wayne Voss, CEO of Houston Methodist West Hospital; Regional Senior Vice President Debra Sukin; and Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom.

For the next few weeks, Houston Methodist West will host the Houston Methodist Centennial Wall, an interactive digital exhibit showcasing the hospital’s achievements over the past 100 years. The wall includes a timeline, trivia and photos for users to explore and learn about the hospital system’s history.

“I really believe that it’s important to understand who we are, where we come from and then where we’re going to go,” Boom said.

The public can visit the exhibit at the north tower atrium, which is on the first floor past the welcome desk, until Aug. 26, said Sarah Lam, senior marketing and communications specialist for Houston Methodist West Hospital and Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital. The wall will then be moved and unveiled at the Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital on Sept. 23.

A larger version of the Centennial Wall is at Houston Methodist’s location in the Texas Medical Center, Lam said.

“Our hospital’s success is built on the incredible work of those who came before us, their dedication to providing excellent health care,” Voss said.

Houston Methodist West opened in 2010 with 100 beds and 336 employees, Voss said. Today, the hospital has 239 beds and 1,500 employees. It provides a variety of health care services, including a comprehensive cancer center, cardiovascular rehabilitation and emergency medicine.