HCA Houston Healthcare breaks ground on training center in Pearland

HCA groundbreaking Pearland
Officials pose for a photo at the groundbreaking for HCA's new center in Pearland. (HCA Houston Healthcare)

Officials pose for a photo at the groundbreaking for HCA's new center in Pearland. (HCA Houston Healthcare)

HCA Houston Healthcare broke ground on an HCA Houston Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement on Feb. 26. The training center will house hospital simulation labs, connected classrooms and debriefing rooms.

The new center will be located at the Pearland Town Center at 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. The new 48,400-square-foot site is scheduled to open in early 2021.

The center will provide ongoing education for the HCA system’s 7,000 nurses.

“The HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement is a significant part of our strategic nursing plan to support and grow our nurses as the differentiator at our hospitals and other facilities,” said Kelli Nations, the chief nurse executive for HCA Houston Healthcare, in a press release. “It certainly helps us raise the bar for nursing care in Houston.”

Nurses may train for up to 22 weeks at the center, according to the press release.


The center will also offer orientation for new employees. The new space will be able to hold up to 250 employees.

The center is meant to standardize training in the area at hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and imaging facilities, Nations said in the press release.

“Bringing the latest teaching technologies under one roof in a new, advanced facility is a major step in preparing our nurses to provide the highest level of care,” she said.

This is the first of two training centers planned for the Houston area. The second one is planned for north Houston.

HCA Houston Healthcare has over 13 hospitals in Houston, including one at 11100 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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