Memorial Hermann to build sports park at Pearland campus

The main purpose of the new complex is to provide space for athletes to be able to focus on things such as strength training and conditioning while also having on-site orthopedic surgeons to help with sustained injuries. (Rendering courtesy Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland hospitals)
The main purpose of the new complex is to provide space for athletes to be able to focus on things such as strength training and conditioning while also having on-site orthopedic surgeons to help with sustained injuries. (Rendering courtesy Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland hospitals)

The main purpose of the new complex is to provide space for athletes to be able to focus on things such as strength training and conditioning while also having on-site orthopedic surgeons to help with sustained injuries. (Rendering courtesy Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland hospitals)

Memorial Hermann, the largest not-for-profit health system, will be building a new complex on its Pearland campus, located at 16100 South Freeway.

To be called the Memorial Hermann Sports Park-Pearland, the new building is expected to break ground in either April or May of this year. It is estimated it will take around a year to complete, meaning it will be finished sometime in 2023, according to Noel Cardenas, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland hospitals.

“It's something that we're doing in collaboration with Athlete Training and Health. It's an organization that we've been working with as well as our University of Texas partners. So our UT orthopedic surgeons are part of this as well, and it'll be very similar to the complex that’s out in Katy,” Cardenas said.

The estimated cost for the project is still in the works. The main purpose of the new complex is to provide space for athletes to be able to focus on things such as strength training and conditioning while also having on-site orthopedic surgeons to help with sustained injuries.

“It's all going to be in one complex working in collaboration with obviously ATH as well as our key partners,” Cardenas said.



Memorial Hermann Pearland will also be unveiling a second endoscopy laboratory as well as a second catheterization laboratory in 2022. The endoscopy laboratory is estimated to cost $1.2 million, and the catheterization laboratory will cost $2.5 million.

The endoscopy laboratory was approved in May of last year and is expected to be completed at the end of January or in early February, according to Cardenas. The catheterization laboratory is expected to break ground in either May or June this year and will take between 60 to 90 days to complete.

Cardenas hopes these expansions will bring opportunity for growth and expansion, as well positively impacting the comfort of their patients.

“What it does is it provides our physicians [the ability] to be able to do more procedures more efficiently. The other part is it really does add to the satisfaction and to the experience of our patients,” Cardenas said.

By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.