KATY, TEXAS (July 28, 2014)

In an effort to continue to provide patients with convenient access to high-quality health care, Memorial Hermann announced today that it will build its third convenient care center in one of the fastest growing areas in Texas. The new facility in South Katy will join sister facilities in Summer Creek and Pearland.

“This new model of health care delivery provides patients with a highly accessible location for a variety of services, from 24-hour emergency care to screening mammograms,” said Scott Barbe, CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

The Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Katy is slated to open in the spring of 2015 and will provide one-stop, coordinated access to a vast array of Memorial Hermann services in a single location. The Convenient Care Center will house primary care physicians (adult and pediatric), lab services, imaging, a 24-hour emergency room, sports medicine and rehabilitation and more.

“The response from the communities where we currently operate Convenient Care Centers has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Dan Wolterman, CEO and President of Memorial Hermann Health System. “Our patients say they appreciate the ease of scheduling appointments, the convenience of being able to drive up, park and walk in, and that our staff is friendly and professional. We look forward to bringing this model of care to the Katy community.”

The $19.1 million, 30,000-square-foot Convenient Care Center is designed to take the stress out of scheduling appointments for routine health needs by offering families convenient options such as walk-in access and extended evening and weekend hours for primary care. For non-routine and more urgent needs, the Convenient Care Center will house a 24-hour, seven-day a week, emergency department staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and emergency-trained nurses. Patients in need of higher levels of care would be transferred to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center or Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

“The Convenient Care Center will be an added value for families in this area,” Barbe continued. “The attending doctors and nurses are some of the same professionals who have provided high-quality care to families in this area for many years. They are committed to our community.”

The Convenient Care Center will be constructed on the corner of the Grand Parkway and West Park Toll Road. A ground-breaking ceremony will be announced soon.