The Emergency Center (ER) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital stands ready to handle any health crisis - from minor to critical 24/7.
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is a Level III trauma center, currently operating as a Level II trauma center while we work toward this higher trauma designation.
Our Emergency Center treats both children and adults, is equipped to handle trauma and emergency care, and is staffed with a multi-disciplinary team including board-certified physicians. We have a helipad for air ambulances such as Life Flight® - and in early 2017 will add an additional helipad on the roof of our East Tower.
Additionally, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is part of the largest non-profit network of hospitals in the greater Houston area, and this includes the Level I trauma centers Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann.Learn more about our 24-hour ER across from Wal-Mart on Woodlands Parkway near FM 2978.
Our ER in The Woodlands offers:
- Twenty two beds
- A room for triage and medical screening
- Coverage 24/7 by board-certified emergency physicians and a support staff that includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners and emergency-trained registered nurses
- Full-body scanning equipment (64-slice CT scan) and portable radiology equipment for rapid diagnosis and treatment
- Clean, comfortable waiting rooms
- Recognized care:
- Memorial Hermann The Woodlands has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, and also features telemedicine services for stroke patients
- Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is also part of the largest, citywide network of nationally accredited Chest Pain Centers
Just for kids:
- Pediatric ER Medical Director Alfred Martinez, MD
- The services of a trained Child Life Specialist to provide emotional support for children related to illness, injury and hospitalization
- Suite of specially themed and decorated children's treatment rooms with pediatric medical equipment
- Addition of pediatric sub-specialists affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, including: pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology, pediatric gastroenterology (G/I), pediatric endocrinology, pediatric rehabilitation, pediatric dermatology, pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric radiology, and maternal-fetal medicine
- If required, children can be admitted to one of the private rooms in the Children's Memorial Hermann The Woodlands pediatric unit on the second floor of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
- Addition of pediatric telemedicine in collaboration with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School in the Texas Medical Center, provides round-the-clock access to real-time pediatric surgical consultations for infants, children and adolescents in The Woodlands and surrounding communities.
Growing to meet your needs:
Memorial Hermann has invested $17.4 million into the expansion and renovation of the Emergency Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital to include:
- 3,400 square feet of new space, bringing the ER to a total of 32,400 square feet
- Seven additional treatments rooms including three trauma rooms, bringing the ER’s room count to 35
- Exterior enhancements including a new entrance for the public and a new entrance for EMS
- New waiting areas for adults and a separate one for children too
- New space for children’s emergency services
- Phase One and Two are complete, and the entire project will wrap up in early 2017
- These renovations will help to improve the ER’s efficiency and move patients through faster
- An additional helipad will be built on the roof of the East Tower in early 2017
Trauma centers explained:
Ben Taub (Harris County Hospital District), Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston are the only three Level I trauma centers in the Greater Houston area. However, there should be a Level I trauma center for every million residents as a rule of thumb and added the three facilities are not strategically positioned to serve the region’s nearly six million residents. The American College of Surgeons (ACoS) provides a trauma center designation to hospitals depending on their levels of service. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital is one of two hospitals in Montgomery County that are Level III trauma centers – and both are aiming to attain Level II trauma center status in 2016/2017.
- Offers 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeon, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric and critical care
- Serves as referral resource for nearby community hospitals
- Operates teaching and research programs in conjunction with a medical school (Memorial Hermann does so with UT)
- Meets annual requirements for volume of severely injured patients
- Offers 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons as well as coverage in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care
- Tertiary care needs, such as cardiac surgery, hemodialysis and microvascular surgery, may be referred to a Level I trauma center
- May refer burn and pediatric trauma patients to certified facilities
- Offers 24-hour coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists
- Has patient transfer agreements with Level I or Level II trauma center
- Offers back up care for rural hospitals
- Features continued education programs for trauma personnel
- Must have an active outreach program