THE WOODLANDS (May 19, 2010)

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center GroundbreakingOn May 19, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its East Tower Expansion. Phase one of the new 240,000-square-foot tower will add eight state-of-the-art surgical suites and surgical support services, including pre-operation and recovery rooms, waiting areas and sterile processing. Additionally, a patient care unit with 36 beds and a parking garage will be added. This will bring the hospital's total bed count to 288. Three shelled floors will accommodate future growth and could include additional patient beds, an expanded Emergency Center, and clinical support services. The cost of the project is roughly $80 million.

Pictured left to right: Bruce Tough, MHTW Advisory Board Chairman and The Woodlands township member; Garry Watts, Shenandoah mayor; Steve Sanders, MHTW CEO; Dan Wolterman, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System president and CEO; James Guo, MD, MHTW medical staff president; Carroll Aulbaugh, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System CFO; and Eric DiPasqvale, MHTW system director of construction.