Memorial Hermann Health System
, Houston, broke ground this month on a multiphase $93 million expansion at its Sugar Land, Texas, campus.
Completion of phase one of the construction project is expected for the fall. It includes the addition of eight beds to the hospital's existing 18-bed emergency center, as well as a new surgical suite, MRI machine and an advanced CT scanner.
The second phase is for the construction of a second medical professional building and a new six-story, 155,000-square-foot patient tower. The new spaces will include a larger nursery and neonatal intensive-care unit, more medical surgical beds, expanded sports medicine and rehabilitation services, outpatient imaging, and four shelled operating rooms to allow for future growth. Construction of the new tower is scheduled to begin early next year.
“As the population in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County continue to grow, it is our responsibility to respond with additional infrastructure, new technology and a higher level of service,” Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital CEO Greg Haralson said in a release
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Sugar Land's population in 2012 was 82,480, a 4.3% increase from its 2010 estimate of 79,113. The facility expansion at the Sugar Land campus is the first major project of this kind at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land since the hospital opened in 2006.Follow Rachel Landen on Twitter: @MHrlanden