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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Expands to Better Serve Patient Population, Growing Community

THE WOODLANDS, TX (February26, 2009)


Hospital to open nearly 30,800 square feet and 36 Beds

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital has expanded its facility by 30,797 square feet and 36 beds in response to the increasing demand for higher acuity care within its facility and the growing community. The $6.1 million expansion, scheduled to open on February 2, brings the hospital's total bed count to 252.

The new Intermediate Care Unit beds will house medical or surgical patients with moderate to severe physiologic instability, which can include patients with cardiac, neurological or respiratory problems. These patients typically require less care than is provided in the Intensive Care Unit, but a higher level of care than can be provided on a standard medical or surgical unit.

The private beds, arranged into three "neighborhoods" of 12 rooms each, provide around-the-clock electrocardiogram (EKG) and blood pressure monitoring. Additionally, the rooms are staffed by specially trained registered nurses with support provided by patient care assistants and unit clerks.

Media are invited to tour the Intermediate Care Unit on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. To schedule a tour, please contact Lindsey Klingensmith, Memorial Hermann Media Relations, at 713.448.5310 or


About Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. Memorial Hermann serves the greater Houston community through 11 hospitals and many specialty programs and services, including three premier Heart & Vascular Institutes, TIRR|Memorial Hermann, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, a Sports Medicine Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, seven comprehensive Cancer Centers, 27 sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, a substance abuse treatment center and dozens of other specialty and outpatient centers. Memorial Hermann operates one of two level 1 trauma centers in Houston and provides the Life Flight air ambulance program as well as the city's only burn treatment center. To learn more, visit or call 713.222.CARE.