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)

Image description
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)
Image description
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)
Image description
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.


MOST RECENT

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

Santa Claus will fly down from the North Pole to visit with families in The Woodlands at a variety of locations this holiday season. (Courtesy Canva)
Where to see Santa in The Woodlands this holiday season

Santa Claus will fly down from the North Pole to visit with families in The Woodlands at a variety of locations this holiday season. Attendees should check with each venue regarding safety policies and cancellations.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Dogtopia opened a new location on Durango Creek Drive in Magnolia Nov. 18. (Courtesy Dogtopia)
Dogtopia opens new location on Durango Creek Drive in Magnolia

The company offers day care, boarding and spa services for dogs.

The proposed project spans 12.4 miles of FM 1488 through Magnolia, Conroe and The Woodlands and includes adding left-turn lanes at major intersections, a raised median through the length of the project and upgrading or installing several traffic signals. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
TxDOT gathering public comments on proposed FM 1488 traffic signals, raised median

The proposed project spans 12.4 miles through Magnolia, Conroe and The Woodlands and includes adding left-turn lanes at major intersections, a raised median through the length of the project and upgrading or installing several traffic signals.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Julia De Leon, a Harris County Precinct 3 resident and essential worker, spoke Nov. 30 at commissioners court in favor of establishing the Harris County Essential Workers Board. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County creates board for essential workers during ongoing pandemic

Local essential workers will now be given a voice to improve working conditions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after the Harris County Essential Workers Board was established during the Harris County Commissioners Court session Nov. 30.

(Courtesy Mastro's Restaurants)
Mastro's Ocean Club to open Dec. 8 at Market Street

The upscale seafood and steak restaurant is accepting reservations ahead of its opening.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

The Woodlands Township agreed to join an opioid settlement agreement program Dec. 1. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands Township agrees to join opioid settlement program

The township does not qualify for direct payments, but joining can open avenues for future grant funding.

The annual report indicates 15 businesses are in negotiations to relocate to The Woodlands. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership report indicates 5-year high for potential new businesses

The 15 businesses that are in negotiations could potentially bring in around 1,800 new jobs to the area