BREAKING: Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital rebrands as medical center

Memorial Hermann nThe Woodlands Hospital

Memorial Hermann nThe Woodlands Hospital


Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital has rebranded to become Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, officials announced Monday morning.

Memorial Hermann has been serving The Woodlands community for more than three decades and has expanded to fit the needs of the growing community. The name change is meant to reflect the advancement in medicine and services now available in Montgomery County and surrounding areas, said Elita Fielder, Memorial Hermann senior media relations representative, in a release.

“Becoming a medical center further exemplifies how we have kept our promise to keep pace with this growing community,” said Josh Urban, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. “The medical center provides an elite array of services…to ensure that all patient needs are met, right here in The Woodlands.”

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center incorporates cutting-edge quality care, the most innovative technology, expert physician, highly certified technicians and consultants, advanced-degreed therapists and a rigorous safety program, Urban said.

In addition to the name change, Mischer Neuroscience Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center moved into a new 25,000-square-foot dedicated space, Fielder said. The clinic’s team of neurosurgeons, neuro-endovascular surgeons, neurologists, interventional pain medicine specialists, neuro-oncologists, specialists in movement disorders and neuromuscular diseases, and neuropsychologists will now all practice at the new center.

More than 20 physicians—the largest group of neuroscience specialists in Montgomery County—will closely collaborate in a multidisciplinary approach leading to optimal patient care, Fielder said.

“The center brings superior, comprehensive brain and spine care to The Woodlands community that hasn’t been available at this level before now,” said Dr. Geoffrey Zubay, neurosurgeon and regional medical director at Mischer Neuroscience Associates and clinical assistant professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

The medical center will also have a trauma physician onsite 24/7, and additional trauma subspecialists can be onsite within minutes of receiving an urgent call. As an added benefit, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands serves as a base for Memorial Hermann Life Flight, Fielder said.

The medical center’s trauma team is capable of handling most critical care onsite; however, in the case of unique situations such as burns, transplants and pediatric trauma, Life Flight can quickly transport patients to the health system’s Level I trauma center located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute.

“Simply put, we have raised the bar when it comes to patient care,” Urban said. “We are still the first and only Magnet-recognized hospital in Montgomery County, and we are the first officially designated Level III NICU, which means we are able to care for the critical needs of premature babies at any gestational age. We have also been operating as a Level II trauma center for over a year while we wait for the official designation.”

Learn more about the advanced services available at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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