HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood to finish $30M capital improvement

As HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood wraps up its $30 million capital improvement program, CEO John Corbeil said the hospital is eying another multimillion-dollar surgical expansion as well as furthering its trauma services. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
As HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood wraps up its $30 million capital improvement program, CEO John Corbeil said the hospital is eying another multimillion-dollar surgical expansion as well as furthering its trauma services. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

As HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood wraps up its $30 million capital improvement program, CEO John Corbeil said the hospital is eying another multimillion-dollar surgical expansion as well as furthering its trauma services. (Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

As HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood wraps up its $30 million capital improvement program, CEO John Corbeil said the hospital is eying another multimillion-dollar surgical expansion as well as furthering its trauma services.

The $30 million expansion focuses on updating operating rooms, adding a cath lab, renovating the fourth floor of the South Tower to add 38 more beds, and buying minimally invasive surgical equipment, Corbeil said.

The $15 million heart hospital expansion on the fourth floor will require the hospital to hire about 100 more employees, Corbeil said.

Construction is set to wrap up on the expansion and the $3.5 million operating room refresh in the fourth quarter of 2021, and the cath lab and hybrid operating room opened in June, officials said.

“In order for us to staff those additional 38 beds, we would be hiring a completely new department of the hospital ... to meet those patient needs,” Corbeil said.


Additionally, the hospital could get approval this year on a $20 million surgical services expansion and basic facility upgrades.

The 419-bed facility is also seeking a Level II trauma designation to provide immediate, 24-hour care by trauma surgeons and surgical and critical care specialists. The hospital should receive full accreditation in 2022, Corbeil said.

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood is also one of two hospitals in the system—the other being the Clear Lake location—that is assessing a Level I trauma level.

“With no Level I trauma centers outside of the Texas Medical Center, I think it would be a great add for the community,” he said. “But right now, [we’re] just focused on getting through Level II accreditation.”
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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