Community Update – Health care services expanding in south Montgomery County

The Woodlands area residents will have greater access to health care services with the addition of a new Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and planned expansions at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. The new projects are in addition to ongoing construction of a children's hospital and a general hospital in The Woodlands.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic opened its doors to patients in December at 106 Vision Park Blvd. in Shenandoah.

The three-story clinic features a variety of specialties, including cardiology, dermatology, family medicine, hospital medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. The clinic also offers radiology and laboratory services

Additionally, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has maintained its former location for its OB-GYN physicians at 17198 St. Luke's Way, Ste. 540 in The Woodlands.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital has announced a $17.4 million renovation and expansion of its hospital-based emergency department. The expansion will add 3,400-square-feet of additional space to accommodate seven additional treatment rooms, including three trauma rooms and a separate area dedicated to pediatric patients.

The renovation is expected to begin early this year, according to the hospital.

New hospitals will be entering The Woodlands market in upcoming years, with construction of Texas Children's Hospital in The Woodlands and Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital underway.

Texas Children's Hospital is slated to open in The Woodlands at 17600 I-45 S. in 2017. The facility will include a 24-hour emergency room, 74 outpatient rooms, five radiology rooms, four operating rooms and 30 acute care beds at opening, with plans for up to 200 beds, according to the hospital.

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is slated to open in 2017 at the intersection of Hwy. 242 and I-45. The hospital will provide similar acute care services as the Texas Medical Center location, according to the hospital. The $328 million hospital campus is modeled after Houston Methodist West Hospital near Katy and will also include a 135,000-square-foot medical office building.