Memorial Hermann Sugar Land to Expand Campus and Enhance Patient Services
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital will add 30 licensed
patient beds and an observation unit to its campus by early 2020 as part of its
continued commitment to enhance services and meet the growing healthcare needs
of Fort Bend County, Memorial Hermann Health System announced today.
“Sugar Land is one of the fastest growing
communities in the country and we’re making sure our campus grows in kind to
continue providing Fort Bend County exceptional health care,” said Malisha
Patel, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial
Hermann Sugar Land and Memorial
Hermann Southwest Hospital.
When the $15 million expansion is complete, the
hospital’s capacity will increase to 179 licensed beds, more than double the
size from when it first opened in 2006. Since then, the campus has also grown
its services in emergency medicine, neonatology, sports medicine, imaging and
pediatric services. Memorial Hermann has expanded access to care in the area as
well with Memorial
Hermann Convenient Care Center at Sienna Plantation
Hermann Urgent Care Telfair.
“As stewards of high-quality, safe, convenient care
for this area, it’s our responsibility to adapt our scope of services and size
when needed,” Patel said. “Following this most recent expansion, we will have
increased inpatient capacity and will be able to more efficiently meet the
specific needs of patients, furthering our mission to advance the health of all
those whom we serve.”
The anticipated growth of Fort Bend County and the
surrounding region was factored into a $93
million hospital campus expansion completed in the
summer of 2016. Shelled space in that expansion project’s centerpiece – a
155,000-square-foot patient tower – will be built out to accommodate the 30
additional licensed beds.
Existing space near the hospital’s Emergency Center
will be converted into the 12-bed observation unit. An observation unit is a
designated care area for patients where conditions are evaluated and key
decisions on the continuum of care are made, including diagnosis, treatment and
whether to discharge or admit.
“The organization’s foresight in the campus
expansion two years ago has really given us the flexibility and capability to
address a new service need when we identify one,” said Memorial Hermann Sugar
Land Vice President of Operations Jason Glover. “We still have shelled space to
grow our surgical services and our newest patient tower was constructed in a
way that would allow us to add up to four more floors. We’re here now for the
people we serve and we’re prepared for the future.”
The hospital was the proud recipient
of a 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest
Presidential honor for performance excellence.
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is located
at 17500 West Grand Parkway South, Sugar Land. To learn more about the
hospital’s services, call 713-222-CARE (2273).