Woodforest National Bank and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center celebrated the naming of the Woodforest Bank Community Terrace as part of the hospital's south tower expansion, located at 9250 Pinecroft Drive, The Woodlands, on Nov. 15.

According to a news release, the terrace is named in recognition of a $500,000 gift Woodforest National Bank made to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands to enhance patient care for the residents of this community and beyond.

"What Memorial Hermann has done for this community over its 36-plus years here is unbelievable, and we’ve seen this campus continue to grow and provide jobs. We took the construction tour of the South Tower earlier this year and had the opportunity to hear how it will make a distinct impact for our community,” said Jay Dreibelbis, president and CEO of Woodforest National Bank, in the release. “We want to continue to make a difference locally and are pleased to be a part of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands’s major expansion.”

The release stated the campus treats more than 92,000 patients each year through emergency center visits and inpatient admissions. Its capacity of 397 licensed beds could increase to as many as 535 licensed beds and 30 observation beds upon the completion of the project.

Ground broke on the expansion of the south tower in November 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in May.