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The new hospital opened March 29 to serve the growing Houston area.
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Natural light shines into patient rooms to aid in the healing process.
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A timeline showing the city's history helps the hospital connect with the community.
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High ceilings in the hospital's lobby keep it from having an "institutional" feel.

Memorial Hermann, the Houston-based health system, has marked the opening of its 14th hospital and a major milestone in a multiyear, systemwide expansion. The 250,000-square-foot Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital is part of a larger construction effort touching five Texas cities, including a new patient tower in Katy

“Our community is growing very rapidly and we know there is a need for safe, high-quality care,” says Glenn Wiley, manager, corporate communications. “Our Convenient Care Center opened on campus in February 2014, offering a full-service, 24-hour emergency department as well as primary care, imaging and lab services. The opening of Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital completes our vision to provide Pearland and the surrounding communities with a full-service medical campus.”

The 40-acre campus now includes the 64-bed hospital, Convenient Care Center and adjoining medical office buildings. Specialties offered include orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, general surgery, heart and vascular, labor and delivery, gastroenterology and urology.

The new hospital also fosters a sense of community with the Pearland Café open to the public for breakfast and lunch, as well as a historical timeline located just off the hospital’s main lobby. The timeline recalls important events from Pearland’s past, including its founding by a Polish nobleman in 1892, its incorporation in 1960 and the groundbreaking of the new hospital in 2013.

Mario Garner, senior vice president and CEO, says the design strays away from an institutional feel through the use of neutral colors, woods and natural light in common areas and patient rooms.

“We wanted our patients and their families to walk through our doors into a warm, welcoming environment,” Garner says. “The unique architectural design of the hospital — which includes high ceilings and a lot of natural light — promotes a comforting healing environment for all. Equally important, the new hospital offers advanced, state-of-the-art technology to expertly address any health care need of the patient.”

Other construction projects within the Memorial Hermann Health System include:

  • Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital anticipated to open spring 2017
  • Work continues on the $650 million expansion and renovation of the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center campus
  • The $93 million expansion of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital includes a recently opened 100,000-square-foot medical plaza, and six-floor, 155,000-square-foot patient tower that will open in September. The patient tower will add 90 beds to the 87-bed hospital.

Visit the health system’s Breaking New Ground website for more details on its construction efforts.

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