Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble completed an expansion project March 15, which included the addition of 30 inpatient beds and a rehabilitation gym, said Nikki Roux, vice president of operations for the hospital, at a May 1 Greater East Montgomery County Chamber luncheon.

The gist

Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital first opened in 1977 with 142 beds and had grown to 227 beds by 2023. With the most recent addition, the hospital is now home to 257 inpatient beds.

"If you look around, you can see new neighborhoods, new businesses all bringing people into the community, and all those people have health care needs, so we're very excited that we're able to offer expanded services to our community," Roux said.

Roux noted the new private inpatient rooms include lifts in the ceiling, which enhance safety for both patients and staff.

"[The lifts] help our patients become a little bit more mobile [and] also helps our caregivers deliver care to those patients in a better way, [and] keeps everyone safe," she said.

As previously reported by Community Impact, the $18.5 million expansion project renovated 25,000 square feet of unused space in the hospital's West Tower.

What else?

Also in March, the hospital opened a rehabilitation gym on the same floor as the new inpatient rooms—a feature that is one of the first in the city, Roux noted.

"We're very excited about it because patients can go get rehab right there on the floor," Roux said. "They can learn and relearn how to do some of the things they do at home every day ... to get them back to where they can be best functional at home."

The hospital also recently completed a $10 million renovation to the Family Life Center, which offers several services available to the community, including breastfeeding support. Roux noted the center will also offer newborn care and prepared child birth classes in the near future.

"We are dedicated to improving health, and our vision, really, is to create healthier communities now and for generations to come," Roux said.

Some context

Roux noted these expansion and renovation projects are important to meet the needs of a growing community, such as the Lake Houston area. Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital is now the second-busiest emergency room in the entire Memorial Herman Health System, Roux said. The hospital:
  • Delivered 1,148 babies in 2023
  • Admitted 1,592 patients to the hospital in 2023
  • Sees over 100,000 patients in the emergency room annually
  • Has 1,590 employees and more than 820 affiliated physicians in multiple specialties