In recognition of the overwhelming generosity of Susan and Fayez Sarofim,Memorial Hermann Health System is proud to announce that the new 17-story patient care tower currently under construction at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) will be named the Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion.
The Sarofims made a $25 million gift in support of Memorial Hermann-TMC’s Breaking New Ground renovation and expansion project, with the new Sarofim Pavilion to be completed in 2020. The contribution is the largest gift Memorial Hermann has ever received.
“Fayez and I are extremely passionate about the trauma services provided by Memorial Hermann,” said Susan Sarofim. “We hope our financial support will also help the hospital to further develop necessary research, critical care advancements and injury prevention programs that will revolutionize the field of trauma services as we know it.”
Once completed, the Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion will house the Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, one of only two Level I trauma centers in Houston; the John. S. Dunn Burn Center, the only comprehensive burn center in the city; as well as other critical care services. Memorial Hermann Life Flight® will also be relocated to the new tower.
“The Sarofims’ generous gift helps ensure Houstonians are receiving the patient-centered, high-quality care that our great city requires as the population continues to expand,” said Chuck Stokes, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann. “We are honored that our new patient tower will bear the Sarofim name, preserving the family’s legacy of supporting innovative and evidence-based medicine that touches the lives of people throughout the region.”
The TMC Campus expansion will include 160 additional beds (plus 71 replacement beds), 24 operating rooms (19 replacement and five additional), 16 additional emergency center bays, more than 600 new parking spaces and a 335-seat café. In addition, seven shelled or unfinished floors, including six operating rooms, will be constructed to accommodate future growth as needed.
Founded in 1925 as the first hospital in what would become the now world-renowned Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann-TMC’s original facility was only 200,000 square feet. Today, the health system’s flagship hospital, the primary teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, encompasses more than 2.5 million square feet. With this expansion, the Campus will grow to 3.84 million square feet.