Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center on track to complete $250M expansion in 2022

Work on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes the construction of a new patient tower and parking area. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center)
Work on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes the construction of a new patient tower and parking area. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center)

Work on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes the construction of a new patient tower and parking area. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center)

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Work on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes the construction of a new patient tower and parking area. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center)
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Work on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes the construction of a new patient tower and parking area. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center)
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Work on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes the construction of a new patient tower and parking area. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center)
As 2021 begins, work on the expansion at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is proceeding on schedule for completion in 2022, hospital officials said

As Community Impact Newspaper previously reported, the new eight-story, 332,000-square-foot tower will be built on the south side of the medical center, which is located at 9250 Pinecroft Drive, Shenandoah. The tower is expected to open in early 2022.

"We are very excited," Vice President of Operations Jason Glover said in early January. "We have been very busy with the construction project, and a big part of that amplified with COVID is how much medical care for our community needs continues to grow, and the demand for services continues to be there."

The $250 million expansion project was approved in September 2019.

The tower will house a 36-bed care unit, six operating rooms, an intensive care unit, a post-acute care unit, endoscopy services, and cardiopulmonary and catheterization labs. In addition, the tower will include three floors available for future expansion, according to the Memorial Hermann website.


"I'm really proud to say that not even a year and a half later, we are six stories out of the ground on our project," Glover said.

Three of the operating rooms should open in December of this year, and the other three should open in spring 2022, he said.

Work also features the expansion of more than 140,000 square feet of existing portions of the hospital, including imaging, surgery, orthopedic, pharmacy, inpatient care and other areas, which will provide additional needed space going forward, Glover said.

The project will add to the medical center’s parking capacity as well. Close to 300 new parking spaces will be added, and a 7,400-square-foot bridge will be built to connect the new tower to an existing parking garage.

Glover said since the construction team began building the foundation in July, it has put in 100,000 work hours and poured more than 8,500 cubic yards of concrete.

"That speaks to the work that [they] are doing, and they're doing it safely [amid] COVID protocols," he said.
By 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 that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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