Health care stories and trends to watch for in 2019


1. Houston Northwest Medical Center
In January, the hospital will open its renovated Bryan Rehabilitation Center, which includes 12 additional beds, a transitional apartment for patients awaiting discharge and a new dining area. Renovations cost $2.5 million.

2. CHI St. Luke’s The Vintage
New programs serving The Vintage patients in 2019 include a Joint and Spine Center, which provides treatment for a variety of orthopedic conditions. The hospital relaunched its Family Birthing Center in 2018, including a Level II NICU and 14 private rooms.

3. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
The hospital has approved $51 million in capital expansion projects in 2019, including building a new skybridge between the North Pavilion and Hargrave buildings. New physician and employee parking was added in 2018.

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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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