Medical growth comes to The Woodlands

Medical growth comes to The Woodlands Houston Methodist The Woodlands is one of two new hospitals scheduled to open in the community this year.[/caption]

What we reported
In December 2015, the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual employment forecast predicted about 9,000 health care jobs would be added during 2016. According to a report from The University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, despite the loss of 25,000 oil production and service jobs and more than 29,000 manufacturing jobs between December 2014 and July 2016 in the region, the health care industry appeared to be filling the unemployment gap.

The latest
By August, 7,200 jobs had been created in the Greater Houston area in 2016, showing the job forecast was on track.

What’s next
Houston Methodist will open its eighth hospital in its system in The Woodlands in 2017. Texas Children’s Hospital will also open a new inpatient care and emergency center in The Woodlands in April. Additionally, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital is in middle of an expansion and renovation of an emergency room that is set to finish in early 2017. 

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of  10 things to look for in 2017 here.

By Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.